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  • Marriage & Family Life
    • Christian attitudes towards sex before marriage
      • Agree
        • The teachings of the Church and Bible are old fashioned - the couple are expressing their love for one another
        • Archbishop of York said, "test the milk before you buy the cow."
        • Shows love for one another
        • The Bible does not forbid it - Doesn't reference it as a sin against God
      • Disagree
        • Your body is a gift from God and it leaves you vulnerable to disease
        • Sex must take place within a marriage otherwise it is a sin (Catholic Church)
        • Kids born outside of a marriage may not have a stable life
        • The Bible says sex should ONLY take place within a marriage
    • Christian attitudes towards adultery
      • "Thou shalt not commit adultery" - God forbids it
      • God wants you to be holy and completely free from sexual immorality - it is morally wrong
      • "Treat others as you wish to be treated" - the Golden Rule
      • Breaking the marriage promise (vows)
    • Christian attitudes towards divorce
      • Good
        • New Families
        • People become happier
        • People move on
        • Out of a dangerous relationship
        • Best option for the family
      • Bad
        • Separates families
        • Breaks vows
        • Difficult for children
        • Publicity Stunts (celebrities)
      • Agree (Protestant on some occasions)
        • Allows re-marriage in Church
        • Jesus allowed divorce for unfaithfulness
        • Lesser of two evils
        • Too outdated to say no (too common now)
        • God can forgive sins
      • Disagree (Roman Catholic)
        • Sacrament made before god
        • Can not dissolved by human power
        • It is only okay if:
          • Someone is forced into it
          • The marriage is not consummated
        • "Any who divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery"
    • Christian teachings towards contraception
      • Agree (Mainly CofE)
        • Based around love - using it to protect is  loving thing to do
        • Existing children will have a better quality of life
        • Allows safe sex
        • The Bible doesn't say it is wrong
      • Disagree (Mainly Catholic)
        • Stops us from being "fruitful and multiplying"
        • God gave us sex to procreate
        • Encourages promiscuity
        • The Pope has always discouraged it
    • Christianity and homosexuality
      • Agree
        • "Love thy neighbour" - doesn't matter who people love
        • Golden rule - be nice to everyone
        • God made you who you are
        • Religion is not a sexual issue
        • There are homosexual relationships in the Bible  - Ruth and Naomi
      • Disagree
        • God created man and woman to be together - Adam and Eve
        • Sex is for procreation
        • ****-sexuality is not a sin but having sex is
        • "Thou shalt not lie with a man the way you would lie with a woman
    • KEY WORDS
      • COHABITATION: living together without being married
      • CIVIL PARTNERSHIP: a legal ceremony giving a homosexual couple the same legal rights as a husband and wife
      • ADULTERY: a sexual act between a married person and someone who is not their marriage partner
      • CONTRACEPTION: intentionally preventing pregnancy from occuring
      • FAITHFULNESS: staying with your marriage partner and having sex only with them
      • HOMEOSEXUALITY: a sexual attraction to the same sex
      • NUCLEAR FAMILY: mother, father and children living as a unit
      • PRE-MARITAL SEX: sex before marriage
      • PROCREATION: making a new life
      • PROMISCUITY: having sex  with a number of partners without commitment
      • RE-CONSTITUTED FAMILY: where two sets of children become one family when their divorced parents marry each other
      • RE-MARRIAGE: marrying again after being divorced from a previous marriage
    • FAMILY
      • NUCLEAR FAMILY: mother, father and children living as a unit
      • EXTENDED FAMILY: children, parents and grandparents/ uncles/ aunts living as a unit or in close proximity
      • SAME-SEX FAMILY: two same sex parents and their children
      • SINGLE-PARENT FAMILY: one parent living alone with their children as a result of divorce, separation or death, or because the parent is unmarried
      • RE-CONSTITUTED FAMILY: where two sets of children become one family when their divorced parents marry each other
    • The family at home
      • Care for you
      • Make important decisions
      • Teach you basic skills and values
      • Help form your own identity
      • Provide a home
    • The Church Family
      • Pray for you
      • Guide you through decisions
      • Teach about Christianity
      • Become a Christian
      • A place to pray
      • The family at home
        • Care for you
        • Make important decisions
        • Teach you basic skills and values
        • Help form your own identity
        • Provide a home
    • Attitudes towards relationships have not changed
      • Agree
        • ****phobia still occurs
        • Same-sex marriage is not allowed in some countries
        • Only men can initiate divorce in some countries
        • Some peopl think they can cure homosexuality
      • Disagree
        • ****sexual marriage
        • Women & men can initiate divorce
        • Same sex parents
        • 1/3 marriages end in divorce
    • The Christian view on the purpose of marriage
      • Marriage
        • 1. Start of adult responsibilities
        • 2. Celebration of love
        • 3. Sexual relationship
        • 4. Man & woman
        • 5. Monogamous
      • Purpose
        • 1. Lawful, fulfilling sex
        • 2. Unite and be faithful
        • 3. Procreation
        • 4. Safe & secure environment
        • 5. Love and companionship
        • 6. God's love for the Church
    • Have attitudes really changed towards homosexuality
      • Agree
        • Gay marriage
        • Gay pride
        • Less discrimination
        • Common to be gay
        • Promoted in the media
      • Disagree
        • ****phobia
        • Not legal everywhere
        • Can be punishable
        • People think homosexuality can be cured
  • KEY WORDS
    • COHABITATION: living together without being married
    • CIVIL PARTNERSHIP: a legal ceremony giving a homosexual couple the same legal rights as a husband and wife
    • ADULTERY: a sexual act between a married person and someone who is not their marriage partner
    • CONTRACEPTION: intentionally preventing pregnancy from occuring
    • FAITHFULNESS: staying with your marriage partner and having sex only with them
    • HOMEOSEXUALITY: a sexual attraction to the same sex
    • NUCLEAR FAMILY: mother, father and children living as a unit
    • PRE-MARITAL SEX: sex before marriage
    • PROCREATION: making a new life
    • PROMISCUITY: having sex  with a number of partners without commitment
    • RE-CONSTITUTED FAMILY: where two sets of children become one family when their divorced parents marry each other
    • RE-MARRIAGE: marrying again after being divorced from a previous marriage

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