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Edexcel GCSE Religious Studies Unit 3
Marriage and the Family

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Adultery: A sexual act between a married
person and someone other than their marriage
partner. Civil Partnership: A legal ceremony
giving a homosexual couple similar legal rights
as a husband and wife. Cohabitation: Living
together without being married. Contraception:
Living together without being married.
Faithfulness: Staying with your marriage partner

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and having sex only with them. Homosexuality:
Sexual attraction to the same sex. Nuclear
Family: Mother, father and children living as a
unit. Pre-marital Sex: Having sex before
marriage. Procreation: To bring about a new life
in the form of a child. Promiscuity: Having sex
with a number of partners…

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Most young people would not have
sex until they were married.
Most people would be married in a
church.
Then
Now

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Some people say as church attendance
falls society becomes more accepting of
changes in morals. Why do you think
that is?
People would have just one or two
sexual partners in a lifetime.
Most people would be married by the
age of 25.
Most households would be a nuclear
family.

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Cohabitation
`The legal joining together of two
people as a
couple.'
· Marriage is different, much deeper and
· Living
together is an excellent way to much more than living with

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someone.
see if you are compatible.
· There's something special about
making your vows publicly.
· People cohabit because they are
too scared to commit
· People who have been hurt in the past
may not wish to marry again.
· If you are married you are more likely to…

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Promiscuity: `Having sex with a number of
partners without wanting a relationship with
them.'
Pre-marital Sex: `Having sex before getting
married.'
Adultery: `Having sex with someone other
than your marriage partner (also called an

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extra-marital affair).'
Christianity and Sex Outside of Marriage
· Sex was given by God
for procreation within marriage. `Creation of
Humanity ' Genesis Ch 1 & 2
· Jesus says adultery and promiscuity are
wrong. `Woman at the Well ' John Ch 4
Christianity believes these relationships are
wrong because:

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· It breaks the wedding vows to be faithful.
· It is in the 10 commandments.
· It is condemned by Jesus in the Gospels.
Some Christians accept that couples may
live together before marriage, but they
would say the couple should be committed
to each other and marry when…

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Edexcel GCSE Religious Studies Unit 3
Marriage and the Family

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Adultery: A sexual act between a married
person and someone other than their marriage
partner. Civil Partnership: A legal ceremony
giving a homosexual couple similar legal rights
as a husband and wife. Cohabitation: Living
together without being married. Contraception:
Living together without being married.
Faithfulness: Staying with your marriage partner

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and having sex only with them. Homosexuality:
Sexual attraction to the same sex. Nuclear
Family: Mother, father and children living as a
unit. Pre-marital Sex: Having sex before
marriage. Procreation: To bring about a new life
in the form of a child. Promiscuity: Having sex
with a number of partners…

Page 4

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Most young people would not have
sex until they were married.
Most people would be married in a
church.
Then
Now

Page 5

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Some people say as church attendance
falls society becomes more accepting of
changes in morals. Why do you think
that is?
People would have just one or two
sexual partners in a lifetime.
Most people would be married by the
age of 25.
Most households would be a nuclear
family.

Page 6

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Cohabitation
`The legal joining together of two
people as a
couple.'
· Marriage is different, much deeper and
· Living
together is an excellent way to much more than living with

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someone.
see if you are compatible.
· There's something special about
making your vows publicly.
· People cohabit because they are
too scared to commit
· People who have been hurt in the past
may not wish to marry again.
· If you are married you are more likely to…

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Promiscuity: `Having sex with a number of
partners without wanting a relationship with
them.'
Pre-marital Sex: `Having sex before getting
married.'
Adultery: `Having sex with someone other
than your marriage partner (also called an

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extra-marital affair).'
Christianity and Sex Outside of Marriage
· Sex was given by God
for procreation within marriage. `Creation of
Humanity ' Genesis Ch 1 & 2
· Jesus says adultery and promiscuity are
wrong. `Woman at the Well ' John Ch 4
Christianity believes these relationships are
wrong because:

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· It breaks the wedding vows to be faithful.
· It is in the 10 commandments.
· It is condemned by Jesus in the Gospels.
Some Christians accept that couples may
live together before marriage, but they
would say the couple should be committed
to each other and marry when…

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