Sex and Contraception

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  • Sexual Relationships
    • gift from God to be enjoyed as an act of love within marriage in order to have children
      • Because sex is a relationship blessed by God, casual sexual encounters are wrong
    • Genesis 1:28
    • Seventh of Ten Commandments- adultery is forbidden - all sex outside marriage
    • Roman Catholics reject all sexual relationships outside marriage
      • They believe that a person should remain a virgin until they are married
    • LIberal Christians, such as Quakers accept that a couple may choose to cohabit and some may choose to enjoy same-sex relationships
      • These Christians argue that what matters most is the quality of a relattionship
    • The Church of England believe that marriage is the correct place as the family is the best place to bring up children
      • However, they accept that some  people may choose to cohabit as a prelude to getting married
        • pre-marital sex  may be accepted if marriage is to follow
    • Adultery is something no Christian would accept because it involved deceit and causes suffering
      • Not only is it condemned in the Ten Commandments, but it also breaks the marriage vows
      • Corinthians 6:9
    • Some Christians join the True Love Waits group, making a pledge to abstain from having sex until they are married
    • Contraception
      • Roman Catholics reject the idea and believe that the act of sex should always be open to God's gift of a baby
      • Some accept that couples may want to limit the size of their family
        • financial reasons
        • make sure woman's health does not suffer
      • Most forms are acceptable
      • frees a couple to enjoy a sexual relationship without the worry of an unwanted pregnancy
  • They believe that a person should remain a virgin until they are married
  • However, they accept that some  people may choose to cohabit as a prelude to getting married
    • pre-marital sex  may be accepted if marriage is to follow

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