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What's there to study in this topic?
· Love
· Sex
· Contraception
· Chastity
· Co-Habitation
· Weddings
· Divorce
· Remarriage
· Same-sex Marriages…read more

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Key Concepts
· Commitment ­ Making and keeping a promise, such as wedding
vows.
· Chastity ­ Decision not to have sex before marriage, for example,
because it is believed that sex is sacred.
· Conflict ­ Working against each other rather than in unity. Conflict in
marriages can lead to divorce.…read more

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Key Concepts
· Love ­ To have a deep affection and express it through words and
actions.
· Reconciliation ­ Apologise or say sorry, and become friends again.
Many faith communities have reconciliation services.
· Responsibilities ­ Duties you should carry out, such as looking after
family members.…read more

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Greek Words for Love
`Love' is a very generic word, but the Greeks had this separated into
four different words...
Agape ­ Eros­ Physical or
Unconditional and sexual love.
unselfish love.
Philia ­ Love of Storge ­ Love of
friends and family. Christians may objects and
believe this should animals.
only be between a
married couple.…read more

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Christian Teachings on Love
· "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is
not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,
it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but
rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always
hopes, always preserves."
1 Corinthians 13: 4-7
This teaches Christians that unconditional love (agape) is important. It
shows that love what keeps people good.
A Christian may react to this by trying to show love to everyone, and
treating people more equally.…read more

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