Theme A: Religion, Relationships + Families

All these mindmaps are the AQA revision guide condensed further so everything is very condesed and simple 

I printed mine on A3 paper as i found it v difficult to use online and A4 was wayyy too small making the bubbles unreadable 

Beware of the typos I was too lazy to fix them whoops 

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  • Religion, Relationships + Families
    • The Nature + Purpose of Sexual Love
      • sex should be open to creating new life (procreative)
        • through sex God creates new life
        • 'be fruitful and multiply' - Genesis
      • sex should join people (unitive)
        • sex expresses + deepens the love for each other
        • 'the two shall become one flesh' - Mark
        • adultery = not allowed - destroys unity between married couple
      • sex should be within marriage
        • sign of commitment - exclusive to each other
        • they make a promise before God including their commitment to be together for life - consummated by sex
        • sex before or outside marriage = not allowed
    • Foundational Biblical Understanding from Genesis
      • Genesis 1
        • men + women are created in image of God + blesses by him = they are equal - 'God created humankind in his image'
        • God created men + women - 'male and female he created them'
      • Genesis 2
        • God takes Adam (humanity) + splits it into 2 complementary parts - equality between sexes as men + women complement each other
        • together each person gives what the other lacks - provides harmony
    • Pope John Paul II's Teaching about Sex + Human Body
      • Marital sex
        • unites a couple in self giving + love
        • brings two into one
        • shows commitment, love, respect + greater intimacy
        • gives possibilities of new life - no contraceptives should be used
      • Extramarital Sex (outside marriage)
        • form of exploitation for personal pleassure
        • makes people selfish - caring only for themselves
        • adultery breaks marriage vows + commitment
        • sin + distorts Gods original plan for humans
        • can lead people to think of others as objects rather than individuals with dignity + value
      • Theology of the Body
        • 'the body and it alone is capable of making visible the invisible...'
          • our bodies reveal much about our nature through our actions
          • what we do with our body we do with our soul as they are one - when man + woman make love they are joining body + soul
        • a talk given in the early years of his Papacy
    • Youcat  Teachings
      • 'violates human dignity and seduces people to sin' - *********** exploits + devalues sex and individuals
      • 'they sin against God's love' - adultery = breaking a promise
      • 'because love is so great... the Church teaches young people to wait until they are married' - the gift of virginity offered in marriage makes partners feel special + loved
        • as there is no sex before marriage there is no danger of sexually transmitted diseases
    • Adultery
      • adultery = voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person + person who isn't their spouse
      • Teaching of Catholic Church
        • wrong as it breaks the vows made in marriage 'to have and to hold'
        • betrays trust - causes harm + suffering
        • brings distress + tensions in the home
        • can break up a marriage
      • Contrasting Views
        • may break the promise BUT there could be a reason, e.g. is partner refuses to have sex
        • personal happiness is more important
        • the marriage may already be falling apart
        • the couple may have made a big mistake in getting married
    • Homosexuality - Teaching of CC
      • sex should be procreative + homosexuals should live celibate lives as there is no possibility of new life
      • people are loved by God regardless of their sexual orientation, so should be treated with respect
      • Contrasting Views
        • Church of England supports same-sex partnerships
        • same sex marriage was legalised in 2014 in England + Wales - reflects views of many in British society
        • some United Reformed churches perform same-sex marriages
        • people believe being able to have children isnt an essential part of marriage
      • Pope Francis - even though homosexual acts are sinful homosexuality isn't  and homosexuals should be integrated into society, not marginalised
    • The Conditions for a Valid Marriage
      • couple must be free to marry - not married already or bound to vows e.g. priesthood
      • married out of free will (pressure could lead to marriage being declared null + void)
      • both promise to remain together - 'till death do us part'
      • marriage isn't valid util consummation (sex)
      • must be willing to accept God's gift of children
      • promise must be made in front of a Catholic priest
      • actual moment of marriage = consent - 'binds the spouses... in two 'becoming one flesh'' - Catechism
      • the couples must not be closely related
    • The Nature of Marriage + Marriage Promises
      • providing loving relationship + atmosphere where children can grow
      • a sacrament where God's love is given to couple
      • exclusive union
      • sign of love of Christ for the Church
      • public declaration assures the love is genuine - 'I call upon these persons, here present'
      • by making the same promises the couple show there is equal commitment in marriage
      • the promises recognise there may be difficulties - 'for richer for poorer'
      • promise to have loving relationship which ends when one partner dies - 'to have and to cherish, till death do us part'
    • Cohabitation (couple living together not married)
      • some do it to see if a relationship will last
      • some do it for financial reasons
      • some couple cohabit until they decide they want a marriage
      • Why does the CC Disagree?
        • it breaks sanctity of sexual union + commitment of it
        • it may destroy sense of family + if the couple split may affect children
        • may create insecurity as one might leave
        • may reduce effort to make relationship last
        • breaks the sanctity of marriage
    • When is Annulment Allowed?
      • if one partnerndoes not take exclusive nature of marriage seriously
      • it the couple has never had sex
      • if they always insist on using contraception - refusing to accept God's gift of children
      • they didn't freely enter the marriage
    • The Catholic Position on Divorce
      • promises made before God cant be broken
      • God made man + women to be united as one
      • Jesus taught that a divorcee remarrying commits adultery - Mark
      • marriage is 'till death do us part'
    • The Catholic Position on Remarriage
      • can happen if original partner has died
      • anyone who divorces + remarries cant receive communion
      • allowed if first marriage is 'annulled'
    • Catholic Teaching on Family Planning + Contraception
      • sex = important commitment + every time it should be procreative + unitive so artificial contraception is not allowed
      • family planning (using women's natural cycle to reduce or increase chance of conception) is allowed
      • Popes stress the need for responsible parenthood
      • couples should have the number of children they can care for
      • Views in British Society on contraceptives
        • essential to stop spreading of STI's - CC would say id both partners didn't have sex before marriage there is little chance of catching STI
        • used to prevent unwanted pregnancys - CC would say final decision should be left to God like in natural family planning
        • used to stop the world from becoming more over-populated - CC would say its wrong to stop God's gift
        • its acceptable to use the morning after pill as it prevents egg developing - CC would say life begins at contraception so fertilisation may have already taken place

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