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Religion Coursework

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Chapter 1 There are five basic types of families in the world. 1. Nuclear Family 2. Single Parent Family 3. Extended Family 4. Blended Family 5. Adoptive Family Nuclear Family The Nuclear Family consists of a mother, a father and their children. According to www.wikipieda.com, nuclear families can be any size, as long as the family can support itself and there are only parents and children The Nuclear family is the idealizied version of what most people think when they think about "famliy" but recently it seems that the number of Nuclear families are decreasing. Extended Family Extended family, or joint family as it is sometime referred to, is a term with several meanings. First, it is used similar to that of a consanguineous family, meaning that the descended from the same ancestor as another person are living together. Second, in societies dominated by the nuclear family, it is used to refer to kindred who do not belong to the nuclear family. Third when a nuclear or single - parent family live with any extended family. Often there could be many generations living under the same roof. Blended Family A Blended Family consists of a biological parent, a stepparent and the children of one or both parents. The term "blended family" can be very confusing. A lot of people think it means interracial marriage that's somewhat close to the real meaning. An example of a blended family would be a couple that has kids; after a while the couple decides to get a divorce. If one of the two remarries the new family would be an example of blended family. Single Parent Family A single parent is a parent who cares for children without the assistance of another person in the home. Single parenthood may occur as the result of many things. Often it is opted for by the parent, either by divorce, adoption, artificial insemination, surrogate motherhood, or extramarital pregnancy, and often it is an unforeseeable occurrence, as in the death of one parent or abandonment by one parent. ...read more.

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3. MAINTENANCE AND MANAGEMENT OF THE FAMILY SYSTEM This fourth role involves many tasks, including leadership, decision making, handling family finances, and maintaining appropriate responsibilities with respect to extended family, friends and neighbours. Other responsibilities of this role include maintaining discipline and enforcing behavioural standards. It is important that the mother help the father in setting boundaries or guidelines and also disciplining the children. They should recognize that their children are born with a sinful human nature. David confessed, "Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother conceived me" (Psalm 51:5). The Word of God makes it clear that it is the great responsibility of the parent, especially the father, to restrain the child from growing up in conformity with his sinful nature. "Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child, but the rod of correction shall drive it far from him" (Proverbs 22:15). 4. SEXUAL GRATIFICATION OF MARITAL PARTNERS A satisfying sexual relationship is one of the keys to a quality marital relationship. Mothers should make sure that as a wife the give some attention to their wife as well as their children and appeal to the sexual needs of the spouse. Love them both equally; maintain a godly relationship and the family will have no problems. Chapter 4 Divorce has been one of the causes of the changes in the Bahamian family do you agree or disagree. Give reason to support your answer. I agree before the Bahamian marriages were once entered into for long periods, back then they knew the meaning of "Till death do us part..." This happened because two people came together to declare their love for each other, get married and have lots of kid. Even if one spouse had children outside of the a marriage which was also common in ancient days would still be welcomed in to the home and excepted by all their other siblings. However, times have changed and marriages no longer last as long as they should. ...read more.

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Keeping a close relationship with your child doesn't mean, as some parents think it does, becoming your child's friend instead of a parent because that can lead to many problems that you would like to prevent, just talk to the child and let them remain open with you. That is a good parent child relationship. For the social problems many adult find in the workplace such as violence, and employee under appreciation they can easily be combated by simply talking it out with your spouse, or getting advice for friends and family on how to cope with the stress of work. As an adult you will find yourself still being pressured to do the wrong thing but you must control yourself and do what you know is right even when you don't want to because how could you as an adult tell you child to keep a leveled head in school and stay out of fight when you don't at work. Parent must remember to set a good example for their children no matter what. As the great singer Whitney Houston say in one of her songs "I believe the children are our future teach them well and let them lead the way show them all the beauty the possess in side give them a sense of pride to make it easier..." Parents set the pace for the new generation they should do their best to make sure the live up to what is expected of them so that their children can see how they need to behave in certain situations. Know matter where or what the social problem is the most important way to combat it is that they family must stick together and remain close to God and his teachings. One the family has achieved a solid spiritual relationship with God and not just the parents but the children as well. God said that he would never put more on yo that you can't bear and once you know what God expects you to do then you will have no problem combating any problem. ...read more.

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