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What were the attitudes towards divorce before the divorce reform act of 1969

- difficult to achieve
- there were very few grounds on which divorce could be claimed
- it was seen as socially unacceptable
- those who were divorced couldn't remarry in church
- led to divorcees being socially isolated


What are the attitudes towards divorce after the divorce reform act of 1969

- more grounds for divorce
- "irretrievable breakdown" became grounds for divorce
- no need to prove fault with partner
- easier to obtain
- much cheaper
- more common


What percentage of marriages are estimated to end in divorce



What is the catholic view towards divorce and remarriage

- does not allow for religious divorce or remarriage
- "a marriage cannot be dissolved by any human power or for any reason other than death" CCC
- "what therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder' Matthew 19:6
- the marriage vow is a solemn vow which can't be undone


What are the Catholic attitudes towards annulment, separation and remarriage

- annulment is allowed, a declaration there was not a true marriage in the first place
- remarriage isn't allowed because if a divorced Catholic is remarried, it is seen as committing adultery as the marriage still exists in the eyes of the church
- legal separation is allowed in cases such as domestic violence so that the individuals are protected, however the church hopes the marriage can be reconciled


What is the Protestant view towards divorce and remarriage

- does allow for divorce in some circumstances
- divorce is wrong but is sometimes the lesser of two evils
- "anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another commits adultery" Matthew 19:9
- remarriage is possible at the discretion of individual churches and ministers


What is a divorce

A legal declaration that a marriage has ended