Premarital Sex and Religious approaches

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  • Premarital sex
    • For many people this subject has been blurred in recent years due mostly to social and cultural attitudes in the last 30/40 years
    • Traditionally, the Bible suggests that sex is for married and heterosexual couples as Paul emphasises the man/woman role
    • Roman catholicism teaches the joy and purpose of sex to be within marriage and not outside of it
    • Conservative protestants are similar to Roman catholics as they see the security of marriage needed but sex for pleasure is accepted as well as procreation
    • Liberal christians would encourage people to get married but would realised emotions and desires sometimes get the better of us
      • If the relationship was committed and strong, some christians wouldn't condemn premarital sex
        • Premarital sex
          • For many people this subject has been blurred in recent years due mostly to social and cultural attitudes in the last 30/40 years
          • Traditionally, the Bible suggests that sex is for married and heterosexual couples as Paul emphasises the man/woman role
          • Roman catholicism teaches the joy and purpose of sex to be within marriage and not outside of it
          • Conservative protestants are similar to Roman catholics as they see the security of marriage needed but sex for pleasure is accepted as well as procreation
          • Liberal christians would encourage people to get married but would realised emotions and desires sometimes get the better of us
            • If the relationship was committed and strong, some christians wouldn't condemn premarital sex
            • Many secular approaches do not see reason for sex to be confined in marriage as for many people marriage is not required as it used to be
              • Women are no longer reliant on men for financial responsibility
              • Legal rights are not available for cohabiting couples and civil partnership rather than just marriage
              • No longer the stigma attached to children who's parent's aren't married
      • Many secular approaches do not see reason for sex to be confined in marriage as for many people marriage is not required as it used to be
        • Women are no longer reliant on men for financial responsibility
        • Legal rights are not available for cohabiting couples and civil partnership rather than just marriage
        • No longer the stigma attached to children who's parent's aren't married

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