Marriage and Family (study arc)
From Symmetry of Soul
Marriage and Family was a 15-episode arc covered in 2015 by Symmetry of Soul. It comprises 3 series covering 3 papers of The Urantia Book: Papers 82, 83, and 84.
Some things to keep in mind
- These papers reveal the evolution of men and women's relationships
- It's one evolutionary system.
- Seeing the evolutionary history ought to help serious student better contextualize the times he or she now lives in.
- The institutions evolve over time to realize higher and higher ideas as they are recognized by evolving mankind.
- Marriage AND family must be understood together to properly understand either one.
- Family is the foundation of all human institutions.
- Marriage gave us the home, and the home is the "crowning glory" of the struggles of evolution.
- The home is nucleus upon which all civilization is based on.
- If the family is in jeopardy as an institution, then civilization also is in jeopardy--in danger of collapse.
- These papers are in the 5th ER because of their direct implications for civilization.
- They aren't merely here to help us understand how men and women can understand each other better (though that's a decent side effect)
- We have a duty to civilization by way of these institutions.
List of Series and Their Parts
- The Origins
- The Institutions