Divorce

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  • Divorce
    • married is intended to be a relationship for life
    • marriage is a holy relationships and the vows made in front of God should never be broken
    • Roman Catholic View
      • divorce is wrong
      • accept that not all marriages succeed and Church gives couple assistance to help resolve differences
        • When that fails, permit couple to separate and live apart
          • Couple may not re-marry or have a sexual relationship with anyone else - adultery
      • When that fails, permit couple to separate and live apart
        • Couple may not re-marry or have a sexual relationship with anyone else - adultery
      • Mark 10:9
      • In exceptional cases Church can annul a marriage
        • one of couple underage
        • forced to marry against will
        • marriage not consummated - no sexual relationship
    • Anglican View
      • accept things may work out - priest will help resolve differences
        • If unable to, Church of England accepts that divorce may be kindest thing to do for all concerned - ends conflict, new life
      • If unable to, Church of England accepts that divorce may be kindest thing to do for all concerned - ends conflict, new life
      • Permitted because
        • Jesus taught the right course of action  is the most loving thing to do
        • Some believe that a marriage ends when love dies. as well as the death of a partner
        • Jesus allowed divorce for unfaithfulness
    • Re-marriage
      • Roman Catholics do not accept re-marriage in Church after a civil divorce
      • Others accept re-marriage as Jesus taught the importance of forgiveness if someone makes a mistake
      • Not all permit ceremony in Church - vows broken already

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