RS: Relationships

HideShow resource information
View mindmap
  • RS: Relationships
    • Sexual Relationships
      • Sex is a gift from God
      • The only right context for sex is in marriage
        • Orthodox Jews and Christians believe in chastity
      • Promiscuity is seen as wrong
      • Adultery is wrong
      • Family
        • Christians marriage is important
          • one role model of each sex
          • gives a sense of security and identity
        • Jews think marriage is important
          • Religion and customs are passed on through family
    • Divorce
      • 'marriages were meant for life, if a divorcee remarries it is the same as adultery'
      • Divorce is a last resort
        • After divorce there is no limitations to remarry
      • Roman Catholics think divorce is unacceptable
      • Church of England, Baptists and Methodists believe divorce is acceptable and allow remarriage.
      • Man has to give the Get to the woman for divorce
        • Can result in 'agunot' or chained woman on Orthodox
        • In Reform Judaism the Bet Din can give the Get
    • Love and Commitment
      • Love
        • Christians believe that they should love each other equally
        • Jews believe 'love your neighbour'
        • Types of love
          • Eros
            • Sexual love
          • Storge
            • Sentimental  love including animals
          • Philia
            • Loving family and friends
          • Agape
            • Unconditional Christian love
      • Commitment
        • Christians believe they should commit to God
        • Marriage also requires commitment
          • Men should spend their whole life with a wife they love
      • Responsibility
        • Christians are responsible for looking after each other and family
        • Christians are expected to show kindness to other people e.g. The Parable of the Good Samaritan
        • Jews have duties called 'mitzvoth' or 'commands'
    • Marriage
      • Christian ceremonies
        • Hymns
          • Show joy at the couples union
        • Vows
          • Show commitment
        • Rings
          • Show eternal love
      • Jewish ceremonies
        • Smashing the glass
          • Destruction of the temple and Jews are still suffereing
        • Bedeken
          • Unveiling of the bride shows the groom accepts her
        • Chuppah
          • Marriage is protected by God
      • Church weddings are less popular
        • Christians get married in church because they feel closer to God
        • The Church of England used to have rules about getting married in the church of your parish
        • Civil ceremonies in other places have no religious reference
    • Contraception
      • Methodist agree with contraception
      • Children are a gift from God and contraception interferes with God's plans
      • Roman Catholics believe against 'natural law'
      • RC allows natural contraception
      • Individual consciences
      • Accept family planning
      • Sex should be natural
    • Same Sex Relationships
      • Scriptures say its wrong
        • Some religious leaders believe scriptures were written long ago
          • Relevant passages interpreted differently
      • Orthodox Jews think it is unnatural but not forbidden
        • Expected to remain celibate
      • Reform Jews allow commitment ceremonies to take place in synagogues
        • Can become rabbis
    • Key Words
      • Commitment
        • Making and keeping a promise, such as wedding vows
      • Chastity
        • Decision NOT to have sex before marriage e.g. because it is believed sex is sacred
      • Conflict
        • Working against each other rather than in unity. Conflict in marriage can lead to divorce
      • Love
        • To have a deep affection and express it through words and actions
      • Reconciliation
        • Saying sorry or making up after an argument e.g. marriage counselling
      • Responsibility
        • Duties you should carry out, such as looking after family
  • General/both
  • Judaism
  • Christianity

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar Religious Studies resources:

See all Religious Studies resources »See all Relationships resources »