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RE Revision Marriage and the Family. Unit 2 Monday 12 th May. Marriage and the Family. A) What is cohabitation 2 marks. Marriage and the Family. A) Cohabitation= Living together without being married 2 Living as a married couple without being married 2 Living together 1.

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marriage and the family
Marriage and the Family
  • A) What is cohabitation 2 marks
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Marriage and the Family
  • A) Cohabitation=
  • Living together without being married 2
  • Living as a married couple without being married 2
  • Living together 1
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Marriage and the Family
  • B) Do you think divorce is better than an unhappy marriage? 4 marks
  • Give 2 reasons for your point of view
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Marriage and the Family
  • B) Approval of divorce
  • Great suffering can be caused for people who no longer love each other being forced to stay together
  • Children’s interests are the most important, if they are harmed by an unhappy marriage then divorce should be possible
  • In St Matthew’s Gospel divorce on grounds of adultery is allowed
  • Disapproval of divorce
  • Jesus banned divorce in other Gospels
  • Marriage is a sacrament which cannot be broken
  • People are married in God’s sight, that covenant cannot be broken and so divorce cannot happen according to God’s law
  • Other approaches are possible if valid
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Marriage and the Family
  • C) Explain why family life is important for Christians (8marks)
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Marriage and the Family
  • C Explain why family life is important for Christians(8marks)
  • The family is the basic unit of society and the best place for children to be brought up
  • The Bible has many references to the importance of family life e.g Honour your father and mother
  • Raising a Christian family is a major part of the marriage service
  • The family is where children learn morals from
  • The family is where children are introduced to the faith through Baptism/ church/Sunday school.
  • Other approaches are valid
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Marriage and the Family
  • D) No Christian should be homosexual 6 marks
  • In your answer you should refer to Christianity
  • (i) Do you agree? Give reasons for your opinion
  • (ii) Give reasons why some people may disagree with you
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Marriage and the Family
  • D) No Christian should be homosexual 6 marks
  • Agree: Biblical teachings against homosexuality e.g Leviticus
  • Sex is for procreation which is impossible for homosexual sex
  • The teachings of certain churches e.g Evangelicals
  • Disagree: Love is more important than religious teachings
  • RC accept homosexual orientation but call those people to a life of celibacy
  • Christian teachings allowing homosexuality in certain circumstances
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Marriage and the Family
  • A) What is re-marriage 2 marks
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Marriage and the Family
  • A) Remarriage
  • Marrying again after divorce 2
  • Marrying for a 2nd time 2
  • A definition of marriage 1
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Marriage and the Family
  • B) Do you think it is right to use contraception? 4 marks
  • Give 2 reasons for your point of view
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Marriage and the Family
  • B) Do you think it is right to use contraception? 4 marks
  • Yes
  • Contraception can improve women’s health and raises the standard of living
  • Nothing in the Bible forbids the use of contraception
  • Contraception is a gift of science from God
  • Some churches have declared it legitimate to limit family size and prevent social evils of poverty
  • No
  • Several Popes condemned artificial contraception
  • Natural family planning is the only approved form of contraception
  • The Catechism does not allow artificial contraception
  • Artificial birth control separates the unitive and creative aspects of sex which is not what God intended
  • Other approaches are possible
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Marriage and the Family
  • C) Explain why some Christians allow divorce and some do not (8marks)
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Marriage and the Family
  • C) Explain why some Christians allow divorce and some do not (8marks)
  • RC does not allow divorce because Jesus taught it was wrong
  • Marriage is a sacrament
  • The covenant made in God’s eyes cannot be broken
  • Non Catholic Christians allow divorce on the grounds of adultery
  • Forgiveness and a new chance are the heart of christian teachings, if people are determined to make a new marriage work they should be given the chance.
  • If the marriage has broken down and it is the lesser of 2 evils then they should be allowed a divorce if staying together would cause more suffering than splitting up.
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Marriage and the Family
  • D) Family life is more important for religious people than for non religious people. 6 marks
  • In your answer you should refer to Christianity
  • (i) Do you agree? Give reasons for your opinion
  • (ii) Give reasons why some people may disagree with you
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Marriage and the Family
  • Family life is more important for religious people than for non religious people. 6 marks
  • Agree: Christian teaching on importance of family life
  • These teachings will make family life more important for religious people
  • Promises made at marriage and baptism on family life, duties and obligations
  • Disagree:
  • Importance of children to non religious people
  • Social reasons for the importance of family life
  • Personal experiences of a non religious family where family life is very important, gatherings and celebrations despite non church attendance etc.
  • Other approaches are valid