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St. Cuthbert’s R.E. Department
REVISION PRESENTATION
C3 part 1
Changing attitudes in the United Kingdom to
cohabitation and marriage.
living together without
being married
the condition of a man and
woman legally united for
the purpose of living
together and, usually,
having children
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1. It is more socially
acceptable now than in
previous years to cohabit.
2. Less people seem to feel the
need to formally commit to
each other in marriage.
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C3 part 2
The purpose of marriage in Christianity, including the main
features of a Catholic marriage ceremony (faithfulness).
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The purpose of marriage in Christianity
o for a couple to live together in love
o comfort and companionship
o sex in an exclusive relationship
o to have children and to create a Christian family
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ermanent
xclusive
ings symbolise God’s unending love
ruitfulness
nduring – “for better, for worse”
ommited, covenant relationship
rust
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VOWS … for better, for worse;
for richer for poorer …..
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C3 part 3
Differences among Christians in their attitudes to sex outside
marriage (pre-marital sex, promiscuity and adultery),
including the reasons for the attitudes.
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Most Christians say sex should only happen in marriage –
BECAUSE:
the Bible says sexual immorality is wrong (1 Corinthians 6);
Church leaders take a traditional view that pre-marital sex is wrong.
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Some Christians say pre-marital sex may be acceptable if
the couple are in a long-term committed relationship and
intend to marry - BECAUSE:
Jesus taught love is the guiding principle of life - sex can and
should be an expression of love;
they believe the Church should reflect the changing nature of
society and move with the times.
Get with it!
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Some Christians would say:
You must obey the Church
leaders!
On the other hand, it could
be argued:
Each individual must make up
his/her own mind!
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Some Christians would say:
You must follow
tradition because God
doesn’t change nor
does human nature!
On the other hand,
it could be argued:
Society has changed and you
must
move with
the times!
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Some Christians would say:
The Bible is the inspired Word of God and you
must obey it literally!
On the other hand, it could
be argued:
The Bible was written a long time ago!
You need to interpret what
it means for yourself today!
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C3 part 4
Changing attitudes to divorce in the United Kingdom.
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Trends in Divorces and Marriages
1971
2003
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Div orce s
M arriage s
From www.statistics.gov.uk
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Perhaps because:
1. it is easier and cheaper to divorce
2. there is less social stigma about divorce
3. people have unrealistic expectations of marriage
4. women are less prepared to tolerate bad treatment
from their husbands
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C3 part 5
Differences among Christians in their attitudes to divorce
(including annulment and re-marriage) including the
reasons for the attitudes.
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Jesus allowed divorce (Matthew 19) in cases of adultery;
if people make a mistake, they should be allowed another
chance as long as they are sorry;
Jesus taught us that God forgives sins;
sometimes divorce can be:
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does not allow divorce
anyone who is divorced is not allowed
to receive communion;
the vows at a wedding indicate marriage is
for life - “till death do us part”;
Jesus said in Mark 10 that anyone divorcing
and remarrying is committing adultery.
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does allow for an annulment
“a declaration that a marriage did not exist”
 if someone was forced into
marriage
 if someone did not intend to keep
the vows at the time of marriage
 if someone was mentally
unstable at the time of marriage.
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C3 part 6
The changing nature of family life (nuclear family, extended
family, re-constituted family) in the United Kingdom.
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Trends in types of family
Nuclea r
Exten ded
Re-cons tituted
20 years ago
T oday
Not to s cale - thes e indicate tre nds only!
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Nuclear family
Extended family
Re-constituted family
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C3 part 7
Catholic teachings on family life and its importance.
Why is family life important to Catholics?
Adam and Eve
were a family
Jesus was born
into a family
with Mary and
Joseph
Commandments
promote family life
“Do not commit
adultery”
“Honour your
father and mother”
At the marriage
ceremony,
Catholics promise
to accept children
lovingly from God
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What do Catholics believe about family life?
 Parents should look after their children and
eventually children should look after them.
 Parents should set a good example for
children.
 Children should respect their parents.
 Parents should bring their children up to be
Catholic (take them to church, have them
baptised, pray with them, tell them Bible stories,
etc.)
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C3 part 8
How churches help with the upbringing of
children and keeping the family together
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C3 part 9
Changing attitudes to homosexuality in the U.K.
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Used to be considered as a disease
Used to be considered as being evil
Used to be criminal
Thought by many to be innate
More socially accepted
Homophobia still exists
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C3 part 10
Christian attitudes to homosexuality,
including reasons for the attitudes
Homosexuality isn’t
wrong,
BUT
homosexual acts are
sinful!
Treat everyone the same! We’re all
made in the image of God!
(Genesis 1)
Homosexual acts are not wrong in
stable relationships
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Homosexuality isn’t wrong, but
homosexual acts are sinful!
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Treat everyone the same! We’re all made in
the image of God (Genesis 1
Homosexual acts are not wrong in stable
relationships
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