Divorce

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    • CATHOLIC TEACHING
      • Marriage= Sacrament- made by God, no-one has right or power to undo it
      • Mark 10
        • Committing adultery against 10 Commandments
          • Adultery- having sexual relationship with someone other than married partner
      • Genesis 2
      • What God has joined together man cannot separate- remarriage= adultery
      • Divorce not allowed for any reason
      • Can only remarry if annulled- never happened to the church
        • Only in extreme circumstances
    • PROTESTANT TEACHING
      • Marriage= covenant- legal agreement between 2 parties- can be broken but shouldn't be
      • Matthew 5
        • Adultery- having sexual relationship with someone other than married partner
      • Not encouraged but permitted
      • Agape- selfless non-physical love
      • Remarriage down to different denominations
    • Legal dissolution of a marriage leaving both partners free to marry again

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