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Key Words
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 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.…read more

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Most people
would be married
by the age of 25.
Most young
people would People would
not have sex have just one or
until they were two sexual partners in a
married. lifetime.
Most people Most households
would be married would be a nuclear
in a church. family.
Some people say as church
attendance falls society becomes
Then Now more accepting of changes in morals.…read more

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Marriage or Cohabitation
Marriage Cohabitation
`The legal joining `Living together
together of two as a couple
people as a without being
couple.' married.'
· Marriage is different, much deeper and · Living together is an excellent way to
much more than living with someone. see if you are compatible.
· There's something special about · Marriage is merely a piece of paper,
making your vows publicly. it is no guarantee of happiness.…read more

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Christianity and Sex Outside of Marriage
Christianity believes
Pre-marital Sex: these relationships
`Having sex before are wrong because:
getting married.'
· Sex was given by God
for procreation
Promiscuity: `Having within marriage.
sex with a number of `Creation of Humanity '
partners without Genesis Ch 1 & 2
wanting a relationship
with them.' · Jesus says
adultery and
promiscuity are
Adultery: `Having sex with wrong.
someone other than your `Woman at the Well '
marriage partner (also called John Ch 4
an extra-marital affair).…read more

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Christianity and Sex Outside of Marriage
· The Church should
Some Christians accept that
come to terms with
couples may live together before
modern life and accept
marriage, but they would say the
this form of commitment.
couple should be committed to
each other and marry when they · Jesus taught that love is
start a family. the most important thing
and not fulfilling rituals.
All Christians believe adultery is wrong:
· It breaks the wedding vows to be faithful.…read more

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Christian Wedding Service
`For this reason, a man · Welcome by the Priest.
will leave his father and - Acts as God's representative.
mother and be united
with his wife, and they · Talk on Marriage.
will become one flesh.' - It's importance to God.
Genesis 2:24
· Bible readings.
- 1 Corinthians 13 `Love'
· The legal announcement.
- Required by law
· Exchanging vows.
- Promises to each other before God.
· Exchange of rings.
- No religious significance.
· Prayers.…read more

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The Purposes of Christian Marriage
· A life-long
· Support and · To have and bring
relationship of
comfort for one up children in a
love and
another. Christian family.
· to honour and protect you · to love and to cherish you
· to remain
· to committed to
remain you for better
faithful or worse, for
to you richer or poorer
for life in sickness and
health.…read more

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Divorce: `The legal separation of a married couple.'
Marriage is a legally binding agreement and so divorce
must be a legal separation.
The `Family Law
Act 1996', states
the marriage
must have Unreasonable
irretrievably Behaviour
broken down.
The person
requesting the
divorce must
prove, to a court
of law, one of Five-Year Two-Year
Separation Separation
the following...…read more

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Faithfulness: `Staying with your marriage partner and only
having sex with them.'
Re-Marriage: `Marrying again after a divorce.'
In 1936 King Edward VIII was forced
to give up his position as King as he
fell in love and wanted to marry an
American divorced woman,
Mrs Wallace Simpson.
In 2005 Prince Charles, a divorced man,
married Mrs Camilla Parker Bowles, a
divorced woman. Charles is in line to
become the next King of the UK and
Commonwealth.…read more


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