Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Marriage Tradition

In my English Composition class we read and discussed about marriages. We talked about what are views were on marriage and what we thought about some of the relationships that had cheating rules. Then we started talking about Western Civilizations and what there views on marriages were. Some Western Civilizations had different ways of marriage. Isreal made it that men could have as many wives as they wanted, just as long as the wives were clean and faithful. Divorce wasn't encouraged but if the man saw that his wife wasnt being faithful, he could divorce her. On the other hand, in Medieval Europe the churches influenced marriages greatly. They prohibited divorce but had no proof of marriages until the 13th century. Marriages started out of the church until Priest were there to validate the wedding. The average age of wedding for Medieval Europe was mid-twenties for males and early teens for females.

Furthermore, each religion and civilization have there own views on marriage. Western Civilzation marriages are different from today's traditions. They got married at young ages which is different from today's tradition due to the fact that most people are getting married in there late 20's and early 30's. It's also different due to the fact that men who have more then one wife at a time is frowned upon, while back in the day in Israel men could have as many wives as possible. Something that was similar was that the Priest looked over the wedding as a witness, which is similar to our marriages today.

My views on weddings is that if you are gonna have a baby with a girl, you should be married. Having that ring on her finger would show people that she is married and isn't looking for another man. For instance, if she was to walk into a bar with her friend and a guy sees her. If that guy sees that she doesn't have a ring on he might try and start talking to her. However, if she was to have her ring, then people would know that she is married. I also don't believe in cheating or having open marriages. When I'm married I don't want my wife getting with any other guy besides for me. I certainly wouldn't want to do that to her and get with other women. I don't know how you guys view marriages but this is my opinion on them.

The website I looked at for Western Civilization marriages was,

Monday, August 29, 2011

About Me

Hello. My name is Dylan Mattia. I live in New Jersey. I have three brothers; Chris, Nick, and Justin. Justin is my twin. He is someone I can go to when I need to talk to someone. I have two dogs named Minnie and Lucy. Minnie is a Lab and Lucy is a Boxer/Beagle Mix. I love to play sports. In high school I played; soccer and track. I was the captain my senior year and played stopper. For track I did pole vaulting and ran 400 hurdles. I played traveling soccer for the Wall Atoms.

I go to Coastal Carolina University. I am undeclared at the moment, but hope to get on the path of getting a degree in something I will love. I decided to go to Coastal because it reminds me of home. Although it is an 11 hour drive, it reminds me of home. I'm thinking of doing Intramural soccer. I would be doing club but I have classes on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 4:30 to 5:45. Practices are those day at 6 o'clock so it would be tough trying to get from class to the intramural fields within fifteen minutes. I'm an active kid so through out college I will be working out and playing intramural sports.

The reason for making this blog is for my English Comp class. I have to take this class because it is mandatory for Freshman. I will be writing blogs twice a week for the next three and half months. Some blogs I may be writing about are soccer, family, dogs, and others. Some things that will interest me and you. I expect this class to better my writing skills and make it easier for me when writing papers.