Anthropological Aspects of the West:
A Private Contract Strengthens A Personal Relationship
Looking reflectively at Western anthropological history, it seems that the concept of having a Private Contract had a major influence on the development of the personal relationship.
Yet, over the course of the last five or six centuries, the Private Contract has fallen into disuse, and without doubt, there has been a break down within the personal relationship, which directly affects the family.
As I examine Western anthropological history, I am becoming persuaded that the break down in the personal relationship and the subsequent break down of the family is due, in part, to not understanding what it means govern a personal relationship and finding stability through a Private Contract.
Unfortunately, it seems that many enter the SCECS Accepted Marriage as a formality, not knowing that the families and the entities within SCECS have defined, developed, and provided understandings that legally govern their personal relationship, to include accountabilities and responsibilities.
Those families and entities are vast and varied, having different reasons for why they offer the advice they offer.
In other words, lots of advice, but no real practical understanding of the Private Contract which has potential to resolve conflicts and provide practical dynamics that can assist the personal relationship. That is not to say that individuals do not seek stability for their personal relationship, I think they do.
However, the Private Contract, is simply not the first avenue that comes to mind for individuals (perhaps, especially Christians) to stabilize and govern their personal relationship.
In part, that is because over the last five to six centuries families and entities within SCECS have slowly distanced themselves from what was once a common practice. The then common practice was establishing a new personal relationship via a Private Contract.
Importantly though, it seems certain that families and entities within SCECS have influenced the definitions, developments, and understandings of the SCECS Accepted Marriage, along with accountabilities and responsibilities of the participants in the SCECS Accepted Marriage.
But, in moving away from the Private Contract, the SCECS Accepted Marriage has become the primary legal arrangement and the primary legal document to govern the formally recognized personal relationship.
Because there was a slow movement away from the Private Contract to the SCECS Accepted Marriage, there was a correlating slow movement away from the working knowledge of the personal relationship being governed by the Private Contract.
That seems to be why many are unaware that the SCECS Accepted Marriage represents only one avenue of governing a personal relationship, and why many are unaware that the Private Contract is a formal and legal means of governing the personal relationship.
Currently, the SCECS Accepted Marriage is argued and debated: the definitions, developments, and understandings are argued and debated; the accountabilities and responsibilities are argued and debated; how to govern the SCECS Accepted Marriage is argued and debated.
Thus, the meaning of and the embodiment of the SCECS Accepted Marriage is continually argued and debated, and the ultimate definitions, developments, understandings of the SCECS Accepted Marriage reside in the purview of the State, who is the entity that has the ability to govern the accountabilities and responsibilities of the participants within the SCECS Accepted Marriage.
Therefore, for Mary and me, the solution for the needs of our personal relationship was to terminate our SCECS Accepted Marriage in order to write a Private Contract, to divorce ourselves from the families and entities within SCECS who embody themselves as the Electorate who want the State to be the governing third-party of the SCECS Accepted Marriage.
Therefore in terminating our SCECS Accepted Marriage, Mary and I can provide the definitions, developments, understandings for our personal relationship along with what we believe is the best assignment of the accountabilities and responsibilities for us in our personal relationship, having direct governing control over our own personal relationship.
Those realities of the Private Contract are strengths. Those strengths permit Mary and me to actively direct the course of our personal relationship, stating what we believe defines, develops, and gives understanding to our personal relationship, to include what we believe are the accountabilities and responsibilities of each person.
No longer arguing. No longer debating. No longer having to cede to the governance of the faceless authoritative third-party with their stipulations and limitations, using unspecified definitions, developments, understandings, conjoined with their preference for accountabilities and responsibilities.
Instead, with the Private Contract Mary and I are directly involved in the course of our personal relationship, being active in coming to terms with each other, being willing to use the Private Contract to settle any disagreements, but also using the Private Contract to chart the course of our personal relationship.