Theology Vocabulary Definitions (SECTION C)

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Adultery
A married person having sexual relations with someone other than their marriage partner
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Celibacy
Remaining unmarried and having no sexual relationships
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Civil partnership
A legal relationship between two people of the same sex, which gives the partners equal treatment with married couples in a wide range of areas
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Cohabitation
Living together without being married
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Contraception
A means of preventing a woman from becoming pregnant
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Divorce
The legal ending of a marriage
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Extended family
A number of different family relations, such as parents, children, grandparents, and other relations, living together as a unit or close to each other
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Faithfulness
Staying only with the partner and having sexual relations only with that partner
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Genetic engineering
Changing the basic structure of human life by medical means
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Heterosexuality
Being attracted to people of the opposite gender to yourself.
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Homosexuality
Being attracted to people of the same gender as yourself.
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Marriage
A man and a woman who have been legally joined together.
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Nuclear family
Mother, father and children living as a unit
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Pre-marital sex
Having sexual relations before marriage
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Promiscuity
Having sexual relations with a number of partners without any commitment
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Reconstituted family
Children from different marriages becoming one family after their divorced parents marry each other
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Remarriage
Marrying again after being divorced from a previous marriage
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Rights of children
The principle of treating children fairly
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Role
The part a person plays in the particular relationship or in the family
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Status
The importance of one partner in relation to the other.
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Remaining unmarried and having no sexual relationships

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Celibacy

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A legal relationship between two people of the same sex, which gives the partners equal treatment with married couples in a wide range of areas

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Card 4

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Living together without being married

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Card 5

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A means of preventing a woman from becoming pregnant

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