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("family" can be more or less than mum, dad and kids.)
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Narrowly, parents and their offspring. More broadly, the group defined as those who have common ancestry.   That is, the group produced as a result of [[sex]] leading to offspring.
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A '''family''' is a group of persons united by the ties of [[marriage]], [[relation|blood]], or [[adoption]]. More broadly it can be defined as those who have common ancestry. In normal usage, the term refers to the typical nuclear family, that consists of a [[mother]] ([[wife]]), a [[father]] ([[husband]]), and [[children]]. An extended family includes grandparents, aunts, uncles nephew, nieces, and grandchildren. A single-parent family is one in which only one parent raises the children, often less effectively than in a nuclear family.<ref>Mackay, Ross (2005) "The impact of family structure and family change on child outcomes: a personal reading of the research literature" (Social Policy Journal of New Zealand)</ref> The [[Bible]] defines the family as the basic unit of [[society]], established by [[God]] to glorify God. The duty of a household is to bring up their [[children]] to serve the Lord.
  
The term is also used more loosely to describe a group with some form of common characteristic or a group with a relationship (other than ancestral).
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Children without families are known as [[orphan]]s. They may reside in foster homes, and they generally want to be adopted by [[love|loving]] parents. However, children living in such conditions are still blessed by God. He promises himself to be "a father to the fatherless."<ref>[http://biblehub.com/psalms/68-5.htm Psalms 68:5]</ref>
  
The traditional western view of a family is a mother, a father, and children. Many families do not have both parents as part of the family unit. These are known as single-parent families. In some cultures, a family includes grandparents, uncles, aunties, cousins and other people as part of the core family group.
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The family group should be distinguished from a household, which may include boarders and roomers sharing a common residence.
  
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==See also==
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*[[Destroying the family]]
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*[[Administration for Children and Families]]
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*[[Family sacrifice]]
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*[[Atheism and children]]
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==External links==
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*[http://www.aim.org/wls/category/family/ What Liberals Say - Category: Family], [[Accuracy In Media]]
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==References==
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{{reflist}}
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[[Category:Family|*]]
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[[Category:Culture]]
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[[Category:Reproduction]]

Latest revision as of 00:38, 9 September 2019

A family is a group of persons united by the ties of marriage, blood, or adoption. More broadly it can be defined as those who have common ancestry. In normal usage, the term refers to the typical nuclear family, that consists of a mother (wife), a father (husband), and children. An extended family includes grandparents, aunts, uncles nephew, nieces, and grandchildren. A single-parent family is one in which only one parent raises the children, often less effectively than in a nuclear family.[1] The Bible defines the family as the basic unit of society, established by God to glorify God. The duty of a household is to bring up their children to serve the Lord.

Children without families are known as orphans. They may reside in foster homes, and they generally want to be adopted by loving parents. However, children living in such conditions are still blessed by God. He promises himself to be "a father to the fatherless."[2]

The family group should be distinguished from a household, which may include boarders and roomers sharing a common residence.

See also

External links

References

  1. Mackay, Ross (2005) "The impact of family structure and family change on child outcomes: a personal reading of the research literature" (Social Policy Journal of New Zealand)
  2. Psalms 68:5