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    • equity in Genesis 2- Adam splits into 2 complimentary parts
      • 'be fruitful and multiply
      • 'two shall become one flesh'
    • sexual love
      • marital-sacrament of marriage, commitment consummated in union of sex. Sex is a holy union, should not take place outside marriage
      • unitive-deepens couples love, 'two become one flesh', adulatory destroys unity expressed in sex.
      • procreative-all life from God but God acts through sex. Couple should accept children from God
    • sexuality
      • before marriage- sex is final bond, feels special. No chance of STDs
      • adulatory/fortification-breaks commitment  made in  marriage, 'to have to  hold from this day forward'
      • homosexuality
        • sex should open possibility to new life
        • accepts but should live celibate lives 'should be integrated into society'
          • marriage legalized in 2014, not in church-similar rights
        • don't meet requirements for valid marraige
    • a valid marriage
      • not already married
      • no permanent vows to priesthood
      • married out of free will-declared null or void
      • not closely related
      • give consent 'richer for poorer etc
      • sacrament with priest or Deacon
      • accept children from God
      • valid after sex
  • the nature of marriage
    • gets stronger
    • an everyday lived out commitment
    • marriage takes place in public for witnesses
      • full names so no mistake
    • the promises accept marriage is a leap in the known- health
    • 'till death do us part'- only death
    • cohabition
      • Catholics disagree, removes sacntitiy of marriage, no commitment, might end at any point, destroy sense of family,
  • annulment, divorce and remarriage
    • annulement
      • did not have sex or always used contraception
      • forced to get married
    • divorce
      • Catholicism dont accept-cant receive communion
        • 'till death do us part'
        • God made men and women united- humans cant break bond
        • any divorced then remarried commits adultary
      • accepts some divorces but then cant remarry
    • remarriage
      • only happen if widdowed
        • annulled doesn't count as 'remarried'
  • one continued to have an affair
  • family planning
    • contraception makes marriage non-procreative
    • supports use of natural family planning
    • natural family planning doesn't not prevent work of God-gift of monthly cycle
    • however- contraceptives prevent STDs, concerns for overpopulation,  CofE accepts contraception
  • purpose of a family
    • community
    • support life and development-procreative
      • provide security
      • education-morals- 'special attention must be devoted the children
      • single/same sex couples, can values still exist?
    • share in developement of wider society
    • share in life and mission of church
    • roles
      • families live in the love of christ
      • husbands should love their woves
      • wives show love through obedience
      • children should obey parents
      • fathers should love children
      • mother's role  in home and looking after children
  • equality in bible
    • men and women made equal 'in his image'
    • one human being divided into two
    • Deborah acted as a judge
    • Mary is perfect disciple- mother of Jesus
    • Jesus regarded women as equal to men; Mary of Magdala announced resurection
    • 'there is no longer male or female, you are all one in christ'
    • 12 disciples men, due to structure of society.
    • equity not the same as uniformity
      • different roles but natural bond
      • complimentary

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