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Family Life
Family Types
Of all the one-parent families, 34% are
women who do not wish or are unable to
marry the father. In 6% of the cases the
mother or father dies whilst there are still
young children in the family. 19% are due to
desertion & in 33% are the result of divorce.

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Importance of Family Life
i) Sense of identity
ii)`Socialisation' i.e.…read more

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Changing Social Patterns of the Family
i) People often move away & are less
likely to have such close ties with
older generations
ii) The use of contraception has led to
smaller families
iii) High divorce rates have led to a
larger number of one-parent families
iv) The majority of women work outside
the home
v) Working long hours away from home…read more

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Christianity teaches that one of the main
purposes of marriage is to have children
and bring them up within a loving
environment so they will come to love and
follow Jesus. Christians believe all children
have a right to family life and so they
encourage married couples who cannot
have children to adopt. Almost all churches
run Sunday Schools to help parents with the
education of their children and run youth
clubs e.g. YMCA. There are many charities
run to help family life e.g.…read more

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Explain your
v) What are the pressures on Christian
family life today?
vi) `One parent families are a burden on
society'. Do you agree? Give
reasons for your answer showing
you have considered more than one
point of view.…read more


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