Research Paper

Research Paper: Final Submission Assignment (10 page minimum)

Final submission – You will submit a well-constructed research paper on the topic selected, following the elements expressed in the instructions above.

Thesis statement is clearly identifiable and strongly presented. It provides a clear overview of the paper’s contents.

All components as described in the assignment have been thoroughly addressed. Assertions are relevant and properly supported by evidence. The conclusion offers a good summary of issues researched through evidence-based materials in the last five years, critical consideration of the topic in alignment with the evidence-based research, and the overall handling of evidence in the paper.  Furthermore, there is a true connection to the research and overall analysis of the framed problem, with a full examination of the topic and thesis that offers practical (real world) application. Student shows that the information is useable, and not simply information for the sake of knowledge.

Sources are recent (within the last three to five years), scholarly, high-quality, and relevant. They are critically evaluated and correctly utilized.

ll required elements are included and presented with strong headings and organizational clarity. There are clear transitions between paragraphs and sections. The treatment of the topic is logically oriented. The paper meets the length requirement of at least 10 pages.

The paper properly uses current APA style. There are minimal, if any direct quotes, and sources are properly integrated with relevance and tangible application. Proper headings, in-text citations, and references are formatted correctly. The paper reflects a graduate level voice and vocabulary. There are very few spelling and grammar errors.

The paper properly uses current APA style. There are minimal, if any direct quotes, and sources are properly integrated with relevance and tangible application. Proper headings, in-text citations, and references are formatted correctly. The paper reflects a graduate level voice and vocabulary. There are very few spelling and grammar errors.

The impact of divorce on Christian and cultural value

Angel Cuffie

Liberty University

 

The impact of divorce on Christian and cultural value

Marriage is considered an important stage of life in both Christian and traditional beliefs where it is expected that when one is married, the tie should hold until death separates them. With the current lifestyle, divorce has dominated marriages where people live together based on certain contracts and agreements. Divorce for any other reason rather than infidelity is considered a sin and defiling. “According to the prophet Malachi, divorce is not only a violation of God’s original plan for marriage, it violates the marriage covenant to which the Lord is a witness” (House, 1990).

Statement of the problem

The current lifestyle divorce rate is high where most marriages are breaking up because of the adoption of modern technology. Most of the partners use social media accounts and online dating, which affects the relationship negatively. The paper addresses how divorce impacts Christian and cultural beliefs, considering that marriage is considered a holy union.

Why framed problem does not meet traditional values

The family’s traditional values regard marriage to be sacred, and the union between a man and a woman should be permanent. “This view is developed through an analysis of the concepts of covenant, infidelity and adultery, as well as a comparison of civil, contractual marriage and the Christian sacrament and covenant of marriage” (Olshewsky, 1979).

But the problem of divorce does not meet the traditional values of the family because it leaves the family separated, which affects the unity of the family where children are confused on what side to support.

Traditional values of the family contained in the problem

The traditional values framed in the problem include the companionship requirement through peace and harmony for those in marriage to ensure that marriage is a permanent union between the two partners.

 

 

 

Relevance of the topic

The topic helps stress the application of faith and tradition in marriages by explaining how divorce within families is impacting Christian and traditional values so that the problem of divorce can be controlled.

Data on family breakups and challenges that divorced families go through so that divorce’s impact on cultural and Christian beliefs can be identified. “Findings demonstrate participation in Christian divorce support groups positively influences forgiveness levels and health outcomes in Black Christians” (Saunders, 2013). Primary data is used in ensuring that the relevant information is obtained from the affected families.

References

Eyo, U. E. (2018). Divorce: Causes and effects on children.

House, H. W., & Laney, J. C. (1990). Divorce and remarriage: four Christian views. InterVarsity Press.

Olshewsky, T. (1979). A Christian Understanding of Divorce. The Journal of Religious Ethics, 7(1), 118-138. Retrieved April 5, 2021, from http://www.jstor.org/stable/40018247

 

Saunders, M. M., Curtis, D. C., Alexander, J. L., & Williams, E. L. (2013). Can Christian Divorce Support Groups Influence Forgiveness and Health Outcomes in Black Divorcees? A Phenomenological Investigation. Journal of Divorce & Remarriage54(7), 550–575. https://doi.org/10.1080/10502556.2013.828985

 

Wang, e. T. L., & Schofer, E. (2018). Coming out of the penumbras: World culture and cross-national variation in divorce rates. Social Forces, 97(2), 675-704.