Christian Attitudes Towards Sex

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  • Christian Attitudes Towards Sex
    • Chastity
      • Sex belongs ONLY within marriage
        • Roman Catholics / Evangelical Protestants
      • Chastity - To abstain from sex until marriage
        • Jesus: 'when a man joins a woman, the two become one'
      • Purity
        • White dress - symbolise purity
      • Nuns, monks, Roman Catholic priests
        • Live permanent chastity - devote to God
    • Pre-marital sex
      • Non- conformist Christian - Yes
        • Express love between couple who plan to marry
      • Methodist Church - No
        • Not God's ideal
      • Church of England - No
        • Marriage  = place for sexual relationships, environment for raising children.
    • Promiscuity
      • Wrong - no commitment
        • Devalues sex
      • Ten Commandments - adultery is forbidden
        • 'Do you promise to be true...?' - marriage vow
        • Jesus condemned it in the Gospels.
      • Casual sex with multiple partners
        • Forbidden in most societies
    • Contraception
      • Doesn't specifically forbid birth control
        • Choose to use contraception in marriage
      • Plan size of family
        • Both partners agree with contraception
      • Roman Catholics - artificial = no
        • Sex should always be open to the creation of new life.
        • Natural - rhythm method accepted
  • Ten Commandments - adultery is forbidden
    • 'Do you promise to be true...?' - marriage vow
    • Jesus condemned it in the Gospels.

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