Marriage and the family

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  • Marriage and the family
    • Sex outside of marriage
      • Christians
        • The Bible teaches sex is special and should be saved for marriage
        • Children born outside of marriage have a less stable family life
        • Adultery breaks the marriage vows
      • Muslims
        • The main purpose of sex is procreation
        • Sex should be kept special for marriage
        • Adultery is a sin and forbidden by Allah
    • Contraception
      • Christians
        • For
          • It can help with family planning
          • At times of financial difficulty it may be allowed
          • It is not a sin
        • Against
          • Every sexual act should have the possibility of having children
          • Contraception may encourage promiscuity
      • Muslims
        • For
          • It is allowed to preserve the mother's life
          • Muhammad supported the withdrawl method
        • Against
          • Having children is important to Muslims
          • Some can cause an early abortion which is not allowed
    • Homosexuality
      • Christians
        • For
          • Jesus taught to 'love thy neighbour'
          • Same sex couples show love to eachother so they should eba ble to celebrate theri commitment
        • Against
          • The Bible teaches it is wrong
          • Same sex couples cannot have children naturally
      • Muslims
        • For
          • They accept the scientific evidence to show it is not a choice
          • Allah created everyone equal
        • Against
          • It is forbidden in the Qur'an
          • cannot produce children naturally
    • Divorce
      • Christians
        • For
          • Jesus allowed it in some cases
          • God is ready to forgive sins
          • People make mistakes
        • Against
          • Jesus said divorce was wrong
          • Divorce would break the promises made with God
      • Muslims
        • For
          • Marriage is a contract not a promise
          • The Qur'an allows divorce
        • Against
          • Muhammad didn't divorce
          • It may damage the lives of the children
    • Family life
      • Christians
        • It provides a stable society for children
        • The Bible teaches family life is important
        • Children can be taught right and wrong
      • Muslims
        • The fmaily is where many religious activties takes place
        • The family is the foundation of a Muslim community
        • Family provides a loving environment for the children

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