Christianity and Human Relationships: Key Words

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Adultery
Having sexual relationship with someone other than your husband or wife. Sex between a married person nd a person who is not their spouse (husband or wife).
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Annulment
Making a marriage invalid so that a couple can separate without divorce
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Celibate
Living a life with no sexual relations. Deciding not to have sex ever.
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Chastity
Not having sexual intercourse until after marriage.
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Civil Partnership
A legally recognised relationship, established by a civil ceremony, between two people of the same sex.
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Cohabitation
When a couple live together without being married.
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Commitment
An engagement or obligation. Something that you are have definitely decided to do.
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Compassion
A sense of love or pity which moves you to act and put something right.
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Conflict
Prolonged fighting, battle or peace.
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Contraceptives
Methods used to prevent pregnancy and/or STIs. They are be natural methods like the rhythm method or artificail methods like the pill or condom.
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Covenant
A promise or agreement, which is not meant to be broken. Marriage is often described as a coventnant between a couple to God to: provide support and comfort, enjoy a sexual relationship and have children.
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Divorce
A legal separation/dissolution between a husband and a wife, so that they are no longer recognised by the state/government as being married.
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Equality
The belief or state that everyone should be treated the same, despite their differences. Treating people as equals regardless of gender, race or religious beliefs.
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Extended Family
Different generations of a family all living together eg, Mother, Father, children and Grandparents
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Fidelity/Infidelity
Only having sex with your partner; being faithful./Unfaithfulness to a sexual partner/spouse
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Fornication
Sex before marriage
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Homosexuality
The emotional and sexual attraction to members of the same sex
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Lesbianism
Same-sex (gender) relationships between women
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Marriage
A legally recognised union of two people, established by a civil or religious ceremony.
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Modern Trends In Families
Families where only one parent is present (single parent families) or the parents have remarried therefore the children have step parents and step-brothers/sisters.
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Monogamy
Being married to one person
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Moral
Accepted standards of behaviour
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Morality
Right or wrong.
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Nuclear Family
When the mum, dad and children live together usually away from the extended family. When relatives are old or ill they can’t normally be looked after in this situation.
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Procreation
Conceiving and having babies.
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Re-Marriage
To get married again after a divorce to the same or a different person.
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Rhythm Method
A couple only has sex at certain times of the month when women are least fertile
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Roles
A set of connected behaviours, rights, obligations, beliefs and norms which are expected in a certain social situation.
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Scared
Holy or special.
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Sentient Being
Recognising that you exist; being self-aware and feeling that you are alive and not purely surviving on instincts. A being able to sence pain and pleasure for example humans and some mammals.
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Social Justice
This refers to fair treatment of a person or groups of people; excluding deliberate sexism , racism, ageism and poverty
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Traditional Extended Family
A family where not only the mum, dad and children live together but the grandparents, aunties, uncles and cousins live nearby or in the same house. When relatives are old or ill they can normally be looked after in this situation.
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Vows
The promise that a husband and wife make to each other on their wedding day
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Role of Women
A set of connected behaviours, rights, obligations, beliefs and norms which are expected in a certain social situation, that women are expected to follow.
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Making a marriage invalid so that a couple can separate without divorce

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Annulment

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Living a life with no sexual relations. Deciding not to have sex ever.

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Not having sexual intercourse until after marriage.

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Card 5

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A legally recognised relationship, established by a civil ceremony, between two people of the same sex.

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