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Part 1Barbara Defoe and David Popenoe are sociology professors and both have written many books. Defoe also is a journalist and writes for many publications about social and cultural issue.She is author of a popular book called, Rethinking our Commitment to Marriage and Family. Sheearned her Ph.D. in American social history from university of Chicago. David Popenoe is authorof life without father. Defoe and Popenoe work on a same project called, The Rutgers National Marriage project, which is about institution of marriage in America, to make people aware. Both authors come from a conservative perspective of the apparent decline of marriage. In “who wants to marry soul mate” Defoe and Popenoe claim that marriage is in a decline. They have many reasons to support this claim for decreasing marriage. They have done a survey to find out the reasons. One of their reasons is, today’s young adults are looking for soulmate with deep emotion. The survey of marriage among young adults between 20-29 years old has shown many of young adults believe a special person or their soul mate is waiting for them somewhere out there (Paragraph 3). In addition, 86 percent of all women prefer to have a husband with deepest feeling rather than a husband who make a good living. Therefore, it takes time to find soul mate person. Another reason state by the author of decline marriage is, because of social institution. “Many of the larger social, economic, religious and public purposes once associate with marriage are receding or missing altogether from their portrait of marriage” (Defoe and Popenoe). Western marriage tradition is another reason to decline marriage because

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