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MONOGAMY. A marriage contracted between one man and one woman, in exclusion of all the rest of mankind; it is used in opposition to bigamy and polygamy. (q.v.) Wolff, Dr. de la Nat. Sec. 857. The state of having only one husband or one wife at one time.

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Further, if polygamy will ever be recognized in seemingly progressive, Western societies, it must be regulated in a way that promotes equal bargaining power in at least the same measure as is theoretically present in monogamous marriage, while retaining its physical and social structure.
The deep reason is that it erodes the ethos of monogamous marriage.
52] Writing in 1971, after the tumult of the sixties, Geoffrey Corer observed that modern sexual 'permissiveness' had not displaced more traditional institutions such as monogamous marriage.
Although the institution of monogamous marriage is thousands of years old, the fight for same-sex marriage has begun only in this generation.
Surely most parishioners would have agreed with the Catholic Church's preference for monogamous marriage.
the safeguarding and protection of the family based on monogamous marriage between a man and a woman" (in no way can other forms of cohabitation be placed on the same level as marriage, nor can they receive legal recognition as such).
While he shunned commitment during a youthful period of playing around, the mal flapper ultimately conformed to bourgeois values, including a settled and monogamous marriage.
Christianity is the reason why western societies have adopted the monogamous marriage.
Yet Mark Michaels and Patricia Johnson say monogamous marriage is not dying-it's just that it won't remain the cultural default.
Andrea Williams, of Christian Concern, said: "Children need to be taught about the physical, emotional and social benefits of keeping sex within the context of a life-long, monogamous marriage.
The experience had unexpected challenges, but at the same time it liberated them from the unhappiness of their previously monogamous marriage.