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Analyzing the diversity of family composition.

a. Define exactly what is meant by the term "family".

The term family is used to describe a social group whose primary responsibility is to raise and nurture the next generation and teach them the values and beliefs that they should adhere to. Traditionally the family has been comprised of one male and one female adult who have made a long-term commitment to each other. This commitment results in the "family" living together under one roof and sharing the responsibilities of feeding, clothing, sheltering , protecting and nurturing each other.

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a. Define exactly what is meant by the term "family".

The term family is used to describe a social group whose primary responsibility is to raise and nurture the next generation and teach them the values and beliefs that they should adhere to. Traditionally the family has been comprised of one male and one female adult who have made a long-term commitment to each other. This commitment results in the "family" living together under one roof and sharing the responsibilities of feeding, clothing, sheltering , protecting and nurturing each other.

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/family

b. Discuss the various forms families have assumed throughout history. Be specific.

In the beginning of the book of Genesis God institutes the parameters for family. He created one woman (Eve) for one man (Adam) and the Bible records that, "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh." (Genesis 2:24) We know that those that came after Adam and Eve did not follow this pattern. Abraham ...

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This solution is a discussion regarding the meaning of the word family. How is family defined today? What individuals make up the family? Is one form of familiy better than another? Over 700 words of original text along with links to informative websites for further review.

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