Human Relationships Key Words

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ABSTINENCE
Deliberately stopping yourself from doing something. In this context, choosing not to have sex.
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ADULTERY
A sexual act between a married person and someone other than your marriage
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ANNULMENT
The cancellation or revocation of something, like a marriage.
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CELIBACY
Someone is celibate when they do not have (abstain from) sexual relationships with the person they love.
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CEREMONY
A formal religious event to celebrate an event.
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CIVIL PARTNERSHIP
A legal ceremony giving a homosexual couple the same legal rights as a husband and wife.
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COHABITATION
Living together without being married.
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CONTRACEPTION
Intentionally preventing pregnancy from occurring.
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DIVORCE
The legal separation of a marriage.
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FAITHFULNESS
Staying with your marriage partner and having sex with only them.
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FORNICATION
This word refers to the sexual act carried out by a couple who are not married to each other.
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HOMOSEXUALITY
Sexual attraction to people of the same sex.
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MARRIAGE
The legal union of two people.
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MONOGAMOUS
Being in a relationship (usually married) with just one person.
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NUCLEAR FAMILY
Mother, father and children living as a unit.
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PRE-MARITAL SEX
Sex before marriage.
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PROCREATION
Making a new life.
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PROMISCUITY
Having sex with a number of partners without a commitment.
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RE-CONSTITUTED FAMILY
Where two sets of children (stepbrothers and stepsisters) become one family when their divorced parents marry each other.
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RE-MARRIAGE
Marrying again after being divorced after a previous marriage.
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ROLES
The jobs or responsibilities which someone has to do.
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SACRAMENT
An outward sign of an inner grace.
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SEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS
The Christian belief that sex is a gift grin God and should be used wisely. Therefore sex should only really take place when a couple have married each other.
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VOWS
These are the special promises which a couple makes in the wedding service in front of God and witnesses.
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A sexual act between a married person and someone other than your marriage

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ADULTERY

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The cancellation or revocation of something, like a marriage.

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Someone is celibate when they do not have (abstain from) sexual relationships with the person they love.

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A formal religious event to celebrate an event.

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