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  •  As a Goddess lover, I'll try to catch it, thx! (3+ / 0-)

    I've read from various sources that marriage wasn't really a thing during the first 1000 years+ AD.

    "He went to Harvard, not Hogwarts." ~Wanda Sykes
    No representation without taxation. Rich and don't pay? Shut up.
    Blessinz of teh Ceiling Cat be apwn yu, srsly.

    by OleHippieChick on Thu Mar 28, 2013 at 11:10:16 AM PDT

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    •  Respect Authority. Respect It! (1+ / 0-)
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      That's been my impression.  People just used to move in together.  If your village/community had a ritual you may or may not have performed it.  But the act of moving in together constituted commitment and marriage.

      It seems to have been the growth of the Catholic church and their insistence on imposing order (under their authority) that created the idea that you had to "get married" and it had to be recognized by some authority to be authentic.

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