Terminologies: Overview

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Many of my readers know that for several years I have written about ‘marriage’ and family, discussing my own life and discussing Biblical aspects about ‘marriage’ and family.

In the past, I have written and provided specificities about the embedded meaning of terms as opposed to the colloquial use of the same term.

For example, the term monogamy literally means one-marriage. But, colloquially the term monogamy is understood as: one man and one woman, or the state of being in a SCECS Accepted Marriage to one person at a time.

As I look back considering my writings, it seems that I adopted the colloquial definition of many terms. As such, when a reader goes back to my older writings there seems to be a movement from literal meaning to colloquial meaning.


Because SCECS has a massive influence on the manner in which terms are defined, are developed, and how terms are understood, which I will discuss later in this material.

Because of that, I adapted how I wrote, which means I wrote to be understood in colloquial fashion.

But in this material, I am opting to define some terms in specific ways, hopefully presenting the material in a manner that creates in the reader a disassociation from the colloquial terminology in order to contemplate that which I am writing.

In doing that, something I hope to convey is that as I have studied this subject, I have come to understand that this subject is a difficult topic to discuss for a variety of reasons.

One reason is because of the manner in which the terms (e.g. marriage, husband, wife) are defined, developed, and understood, along with the accountabilities and responsibilities that are assigned to the terms.

Another reason this subject is difficult is because it touches the most foundational part of humanity: the personal relationship.

In discussing this foundational part of humanity, I will address that families and entities within SCECS each can paint a specific picture about the personal relationship, expecting certain things from the personal relationship, even wanting the personal relationship to be portrayed in a certain way.

Another reason for the difficulty is because of the manner of understanding the terms (e.g. marriage, husband, wife) is based largely upon an individual’s personal experiences, when influenced by the families and entities within SCECS.

That simply means there is no overarching definition that is acceptable to all individuals.

That might seem like a unique challenge to the current time period within the United States, but if my study of western history and biblical history has shown me anything, it is that there never really has been one particular definition of the personal relationship, and no one method of governing the personal relationship.