Marriage and Family Life

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  • Marriage and Family Life
    • Changing attitudes
      • Divorce accepted
        • Increase in divorces
      • People have sex before marriage
      • Increase in re-inconstituted families because of divorcce
      • Acceptable for couples to live together before marriage
        • Cohabitation
          • More children bought up in cohabiting families
      • Increase in single parent families
      • Reasons for changes
        • Celebrities
        • Media
        • Increased availability in contraception
        • Divorce
          • Increase in re-marriage
          • New laws
            • Much cheaper
            • Easier
          • Women have courage to walk away
          • Christian Attitudes
            • Shouldn't happen
            • "What God has joined, let no one separate"
            • Some allow
              • Shows that Church is forgiving
                • Prevents suffering
          • Islam Attitudes
            • Allowed
            • But discouraged
              • It splits family unit
              • Weakens Muslim community
              • Mohammed didn't divorce
      • Homosexuality
        • Medical research has grown
        • Gay celebrities
        • Islam attitudes
          • Some say:
            • Wrong
              • Condemned by Qur'an
          • Others say:
            • Acceptable
              • Genetic
              • Islam is about love
              • Allah loves all
        • Christian Attitudes
          • Catholic Church
            • Not a sin
            • But relationships are sin
              • Homophobia is condemned
                • You can control your sexual behaviour
          • Evangelical
            • Not accepted
            • Prayer will change you
          • Liberal Protestants
            • Accpeted
              • If they're lifelong
              • But not equal to Christian marriage
    • Sex outside marriage
      • Islam attitudes
        • Adultery is condemned
        • Believe it's wrong
        • Likely to harm family
        • Can only take place between a man and a woman when married
      • Christian Attitudes
        • Some:
          • Accept couples living together as long as they're committed to a long term relationship
        • Sexuality is only giver for procreation
        • Bible says that pre-marital sex and promiscuity is sinful
    • Contraception
      • Christian attitudes
        • Acceptable
          • Allows couple to plan
          • Protects mother
          • To some extent
            • e.g IUD
            • Morning after pill
      • Catholic attitudes
        • Not acceptable
          • Interferes with God's plan
          • Bible tells to go forth and multiply
        • Acceptable in some forms
          • e.g absitence
      • Islam attitudes
        • Accpetable
          • Health
        • Not acceptable
          • Children are a gift from Allah
          • Some contraception causes early abortion
          • All Muslims should have a family

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