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1

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

2

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

3

What percentage of marriages are estimated to end in divorce

42%

4

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

5

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

6

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

7

What is a divorce

A legal declaration that a marriage has ended