Terminologies: ‘marriage’

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I intend on using the term ‘marriage’ with single-quotation-marks.

I do this in order to make specific differentiations, which means my term ‘marriage’ varies from my use of the term “marriage” (intended as a reference back to quotation found in the definitions), and my term ‘marriage’ varies from any incorporation of the term: marriage.

To be certain the term marriage (yes, marriage without single-quotation-marks) is ubiquitous, being commonly spoken in all kinds of venues.

However, I employ the use of single-quotation-marks to bring attention to the reality that the term ‘marriage’ is actually understood primarily through how families and entities within SCECS define, develop, and give understandings of what constitutes a ‘marriage’, including what families and entities within SCECS identify as the accountablities and responsibilities of individuals in a ‘marriage’.

Therefore I use the term ‘marriage’ in a very generic way. I intend for my use of the term ‘marriage’ to function as a place holder. My use of the single-quotation-marks become as functional to spelling the term as the letters themselves.

Therefore, when I spell the term using single-quotation-marks, the term ‘marriage’ provides no tangible definition of what constitutes a ‘marriage’.

If I do not make this differentiation many (most?) would interpret my use of that term as representing the SCECS Accepted Marriage. In this material the term ‘marriage’ is not to be interpreted as synonymous with the term SCECS Accepted Marriage.

To process what I am writing about, it is vital that the reader grasps the importance of my spelling of ‘marriage’. This is because SCECS has come to define, develop, and provide an understanding for the terminology specifically regarding the subject of marriage (yes, the marriage is without single-quotation-marks), which I refer to by the term SCECS Accepted Marriage.

What I have come to learn is that each family and entity within SCECS uses its own ideologies, philosophies, and/or theologies to define, develop, and provide understanding it associates with the SCECS Accepted Marriage, which all depends upon how the family and/or entity within SCECS defines, develops, and understands what it believes constitutes a ‘marriage’.

As such, I have learned that I can NOT assume that participating parties in a dialogue will use ‘marriage’ terminologies in the same ways.

As such, I am providing this terminologies section where I identify some terminology and how I intend to use that terminology within this material, hoping for two things. One, that I am consistent in this presentation. Two, that I can communicate effectively with my reader based upon how I am trying to use the terminologies that are associated with this subject.