As a series of connected households, they come to resemble the polygynous model of separate households maintained by mothers with children, tied by a male to whom they are married or divorced. Anthropologist Jack Goody 's comparative study of marriage around the world utilizing the Ethnographic Atlas found a strong correlation between intensive plough agriculture, dowry and monogamy. Lets say the wife becomes friends with someone. I have also heard some say that a condom would be permitted under Jewish law to prevent the transmission of AIDS or similar diseases, because preserving the life of the uninfected spouse takes priority; however, I am not certain how authoritative this view is. None of it looks fun, and they almost always end horribly. In fact, it is remarkable how closely these laws parallel the advice given by medical professionals today. Often, however, it is difficult to draw a hard and fast line between the two. Such acts are condemned in the strongest possible terms, as abhorrent. Child marriage A child marriage is a marriage where one or both spouses are under the age of How can a good thing, a friendship, ruin my marriage?! Prohibited degree of kinship , Cousin marriage , Affinity canon law , and Avunculate marriage Societies have often placed restrictions on marriage to relatives, though the degree of prohibited relationship varies widely. Hodges, in which he said he's personally for "traditional marriage" and that he believed same-sex marriage should be left to the states. One type of de facto polygyny is concubinage , where only one woman gets a wife's rights and status, while other women remain legal house mistresses. Interestingly, female same-sex relations are not forbidden by the Torah. Yes, your spouse has authority to tell you not to be friends with someone. My goal is to make Audrey feel like she fulfills all my needs as a husband. Board of Education , but that's pretty rare.