SCECS, an acronym for Society, Culture, Electorate, Church, and State.
Society and Culture refer to the broad-based society and culture of the United States, but also refer to the subsections that are found within the United States. These subsections are found in regional areas, subsections are also found within states, counties, and cities; but subsections are also found in official associations and/or organizations, as well as loosely organized groups like clubs and co-ops. Consequently, within the broad-based society and culture of the United States, each of these subsections has their own society and culture.
The Electorate refers to the voting block that influences both Church and State. The Electorate is as wide and varied as the families, entities, societies, cultures, and subsections found within the United States.
The Church, in a general sense, refers to religious organizations, when I am not making this general reference I use a lower case ‘c’. With regard specifically to the Christian Church, the Church claims independence from Society, Culture, Electorate, and/or State, but the Church is either knowingly or unknowingly influenced by Society, Culture, the Electorate, and/or the State.
The State refers to the government, whether: city, municipality, county, state, and/or federal. The Electorate votes in elected officials. That means that the Electorate puts elected officials into office, in turn the elected officials work on behalf of the Electorate, representing the Electorate as the State. Since, the Electorate is as wide and varied as the families, entities, societies, cultures, subsections, and churches and other religious organizations, within the United States, and since the State represents the Electorate, this explains why there is a wide and diverse perception of what the State is to be and do.
Additionally, the thread that is throughout SCECS is not the individual, but the family. Importantly, family is more diverse than all the entities, and all the societies, and all the cultures, and all the subsections, family is more diverse than the Electorate, family is more diverse than the Church and other religious organizations, which means that the family is more diverse than the State. Yet, families are a part of SCECS.
Additionally, within SCECS are entities. These entities can be various groups, whether organized and recognized as an official group (e.g. business, club, religion) or simply a group that associates loosely. These entities help shape and cultivate individuals and families.
By purview of influence, families and entities within SCECS have the primary ability to define the terms associated with the SCECS Accepted Marriage (e.g. marriage, husband, and wife).
By its purview, families and entities within SCECS influence individuals to assess the personal relationship according to how each family and/or entity within SCECS defines, develops, and understands the SCECS Accepted Marriage, including the accountabilities and responsibilities of the participants of the SCECS Accepted Marriage.
Furthermore, when I refer to a time or place that is different from than the current time (2017) of the United States, I will take the upper case letters of SCECS into lower case letters and put those lower case letters within single-quotation-marks, giving the term: ‘scecs’. The term ‘scecs’ is used as a placeholder term when referring to another times or places.
In doing that, I recognize that their ‘scecs’ can vary widely from the SCECS in the United States. But using the term ‘scecs’ allows for a type of parallel comparison, sufficient to show that their understanding of ‘marriage’ or the personal relationship or the Private Contract was derived from the ‘scecs’ in which they found/find themselves.