Marriage and The Family: Key Words

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  • Marriage and The Family
    • Adultery
      • a sexual act between a married person and someone other than their marriage partner
    • Civil Partnership
      • a legal ceremony giving a homosexual couple the same legal rights as a husband and wife
    • Cohabitation
      • living together without being married
    • Contraception
      • intentionally preventing pregnancy from occuring
    • Faithfulness
      • staying with only your marriage partner, and only having sex with them
    • Homosexuality
      • 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 - Consituated Family
      • where two sets of children (step brothers and step sisters) become one family when their divorce parents marry each other
    • Re - Marriage
      • marrying again after being divorced from a previous marriage


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