Flashcards in Marriage, sex and divorce Deck (10)
What do all Christians say about adultery?
That it's wrong as it breaks one of the 10 commandments and was condemned by Jesus
What is both the catholic and evangelical attitude towards sex before marriage? (Give two details)
- God gave sex for procreation
- Children should be brought up in a Christian family and so sex should only take place in marriage
- Bible says sex before marriage is sinful
What is the liberal attitude towards sex before marriage?
- Bible is outdated
- Marriage shouldn't be necessary to show love
- Marriage is for life so it is acceptable to try before confirming love in marriage
What are the four main purposes of a catholic marriage?
1) Life-long love + faithfulness
2) Support + comfort of each other
3) Procreation of children
4) A Christian family
How is the purpose of life-long faithfulness shown in the marriage ceremony? (Give two details)
1) Exchange of vows where the couple promise to be faithful until death
2) Exchange of rings showing that marriage is never-ending, eternal and life-long (circle)
How is the purpose of support + comfort shown in the marriage ceremony? (Give two details)
1) Priest asking the couple before the marriage if they will love and support each other
2) A preparation course before the wedding ceremony helping the couple to understand how to support each other
How is the purpose of procreation shown in the wedding ceremony? (Give two details)
1) Priest asking the couple if they will accept children lovingly from God
2) Readings, homily and prayers all refer to the acceptance of children as a key part of the marriage
What is the catholic attitude to divorce and why? (Give two details)
- Sacrament and so cannot be undone
- Mt 19:6 "What therefore God has joined together let no man put asunder" JESUS
What is the catholic approach to annulment? (Give two details)
Where the marriage was not true in the first place Catholics accept an annulment.
- Coerced into the marriage
- Committed adultery before the promises were even made