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Christian Beliefs About Marriage and the Family

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Christian marriage is founded on the instruction in Genesis that 'a man leaves his parents and is united with his wife'. However, in a changing age when living together before marriage appears to be the norm, and divorce is growing ever more common, some Christian attitudes towards marriage, sex and the family may be changing. This title will seek to look at different Christian attitudes towards sex and relationships, including the role of contraception and the purposes of marriage. We will consider how Christians view divorce; in particular how Catholics may annul a marriage, and how other Christians believe forgiveness is all important. Finally, we will consider Christianity's view on the family - why the family is believed to be important, and how Christians try to support families.

Author: Susan Kambalu Publisher: GCSEPod®
Narrator: Carol McGuigan ISBN: 978-1-84906-018-9
Video ISBN: 978-1-84906-518-4

Chapters

  1. Sex and Relationships
  2. Marriage and Divorce
  3. The Family

Exam Board Relevance

  • Edxcel
  • AQA
  • CEA
  • IGCSE (EdExcel)
  • OCR
  • SQA
  • WJEC
  • IGCSE (CiE)

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Curriculum and Exam Board Information

Key Issues

Titles

Chapters

  • Sexual relationships outside marriage, including adultery
  • Marriage (including Christian marriage vows), annulment, divorceand remarriage
  • The importance of the family
  • Marriage
  • divorce
  • remarriage
  • annulment
  • Relationships between children and parents
  • Caring for relatives
  • Relationships between husbands and wives
  • About divorce
  • the importance of the family of the Church, family life for Christians, and Christian views about the roles of family members
  • Christian and Church teaching about divorce and annulment
  • Relationships between children and parents
  • Caring for relatives
  • Relationships between husbands and wives
  • About divorce
  • the work of religious communities
  • Christian teaching about charity and concern for others
  • baptism / dedication of an infant and the nurture of the young
  • believer's baptism / confirmation
  • the marriage ceremony
  • the role of the family
  • funeral rites, and beliefs about death and dying, life after death
  • the work of religious communities
  • Christian teaching about charity and concern for others
  • baptism and the nurture of the young
  • the marriage ceremony
  • the role of the family
  • funeral rites, and beliefs about death and dying, life after death
  • The roles of men and women within a Christian family
  • Christian marriage ceremonies, and the ways in which these reflect and emphasise Christian teaching about marriage
  • Christian beliefs about the ethics of divorce
  • Christian beliefs about sexual relationships and contraception
  • Christian attitudes to family life: the roles, rights and duties of men, women and children
  • Christian attitudes to the nature and purpose of marriage
  • Christian attitudes to marriage to non-Christians
  • Christian attitudes to separation, divorce and remarriage
  • Christian attitudes to purpose of sex
  • Christian attitudes to birth control, pre-marital sex, adultery, homosexuality
  • Christian attitudes to family life: the roles, rights and duties of men, women and children
  • Christian attitudes to the nature and purpose of marriage
  • Christian attitudes to marriage to non-Christians
  • Christian attitudes to separation, divorce and remarriage.
  • Christian attitudes to purpose of sex
  • Christian attitudes to birth control, pre-marital sex, adultery, homosexuality.
  • Sex and marriage are gifts from God
  • Sexual desire should be channelled into marriage
  • Marriage vows
  • Humanae Vitae and a non-Catholic view on contraception
  • Adultery, separation and divorce
  • Any two contrasting attitudes to divorce amongst Christians
  • Children's duties to parents
  • relationships and sexuality
  • choice of partner
  • the purpose and meaning of marriage
  • the role of religion in marriage
  • Christian wedding service
  • Causes of marital failure
  • Church support for marriages
  • Christianity and divorce
  • reflecting Christian values in the home
  • ordering of tasks and roles
  • adoption and fostering as Christian service to the community
  • Changing attitudes in the United Kingdom to cohabitation and marriage.
  • The purposes of marriage in Christianity, including the main features of a Christian marriage ceremony (faithfulness).
  • Differences among Christians in their attitudes to sex outside marriage (pre-marital sex, promiscuity and adultery), including the reasons for the attitudes.
  • Changing attitudes to divorce in the United Kingdom. Differences among Christians in their attitudes to divorce (including annulment and re-marriage) including the reasons for the attitudes.
  • Changing attitudes to homosexuality in the United Kingdom. Different Christian attitudes to homosexuality, including the reasons for the attitudes.
  • The changing nature of family life (nuclear family, extended family, re-constituted family) in the United Kingdom. The teachings of Christianity on family life and its importance.
  • How churches help with the upbringing of children and keeping the family together.
  • The growth of equal rights for women in the United Kingdom.
  • Biblical teachings on the roles of men and women. Differences among Christians in their attitudes to the roles of men and women, including the role of women in ministry, and the reasons for them (equality and sexism).
  • The nature of the United Kingdom as a multi-ethnic society, including prejudice, racism and discrimination
  • The teachings of Christianity which help to promote racial harmony. The contribution of ONE modern Christian person or organisation to racial harmony, and the Christian basis for this work.
  • The quality, variety and richness of life in the United Kingdom as a multi-faith society, including considerations of religious freedom and religious pluralism.
  • Christians in their attitudes to other religions (exclusivism, inclusivism, pluralism) and the reasons for them.
  • How religious upbringing in a Christian family or community can lead to or support belief in God
  • Changing attitudes in the United Kingdom to cohabitation and marriage.
  • The purposes of marriage in Christianity, including the main features of a Christian marriage ceremony (faithfulness).
  • Differences among Christians in their attitudes to sex outside marriage (pre-marital sex, promiscuity and adultery), including the reasons for the attitudes.
  • Changing attitudes to divorce in the United Kingdom. Differences among Christians in their attitudes to divorce (including annulment and re-marriage) including the reasons for the attitudes.
  • Changing attitudes to homosexuality in the United Kingdom. Christian attitudes to homosexuality, including the reasons for the attitudes.
  • The changing nature of family life (nuclear family, extended family, re-constituted family) in the United Kingdom. The teachings of Christianity on family life and its importance.
  • How churches help with the upbringing of children and keeping the family together.

Reviews

I loved the way the music divided the introduction, the chapters and the summary. The music seemed to change towards the end which I guess was intentional. This kept my attention and I think that it would for other students. The content was pretty good and to the point. I could buy this.

Chris W, Year 11 GCSE Student

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