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1

Why do people engage in pre-marital sex?

Love
Experimentation
Acceptance
Sexually Frustrated

2

Why are people single?

Religion (nun/priest)
Still looking
Divorced
Widowed
Broken up
Freedom

3

Benefits of being single?

Freedom
1 night stands
Pleasure
Focus on other things
Cheaper

4

Drawbacks on being single?

Lonely, unloved, bored, no kids, jealous

5

Why should priests get married?

Relate to congregation
Protestants can
More priests
Reproduce
Less lonely

6

Why shouldn't priests get married?

Not fully committed to God
Distracted
Jesus was celibate & unmarried

7

What are civil partnerships?

Gives gay people rights and responsibilities of straight couples in marriage.
Not in a church

8

Where are civil partnerships legal?

All of UK & Ireland
Illegal in NI

9

Verses which prohibit homosexual acts.

Genesis 2
Romans 1:289 (natural relations)
Genesis 2:24 (man leaves for wife)
Matthew 22:1-14 (parables at wedding feasts)
Leviticus 18:22 (gay sex is wrong)

10

Why is gay okay?

Everyone is different.
Christian idea is an abomination - outdated and narrow-minded
Born gay. Sex is natural

11

What do the churches say about homosexuality?

RC - no. Disordered. Called to chastity

Church of Ireland - incompatible with scripture. Accepted celibate gay priest

Presbyterian - sexually confused. Help work through insecurities

12

Average age of marriage?

1987: 28 and 26
2007: 34 and 32
2015: 30 and 28

13

Average cost of wedding?

£20,000

14

Why get married?

Companionship
Not alone
Better taxes & expenses
Public welcoming into family
Tell others you love each other
1 special person to love
Harder to break up
Baby due
Better for kids
Control sexual desire

15

What should you consider before marriage?

Children
Finances
Living situation
Future prospects
Is it love?

16

Verses about marriage?

Exclusive (2 Samuel 11:12-25)
Built on love & respect (Ephesians 5:25-33)
Sacred (Genesis 2:21-24)
Involves give & take (1 Corinthians 7:3-4)

17

Parts of a wedding ceremony?

Intro and declaration of purpose
Vows
Ring exchange
Warning
Pronouncement
Sign register

18

What is the intro & declaration of purpose?

Short sermon on marriage
It's importance and purpose

19

What are vows?

Lawful.
Some make up own.
Have and hold better or worse richer or poorer

20

What is ring exchange?

Promise of unending love and commitment.
Symbol.

21

What is warning?

Quote Jesus
Mark 10:9
1 man mustn't separate them

22

What is pronouncement?

State couple is now married

23

What is signing register?

Lawful. Need registrar and witnesses.

24

How to prevent marital breakdown?

Good prep : classes/courses

Communication. Repentance. Forgiveness
(Ephesians 4:26-27, don't let sun go down on anger)

External help: RELATE & ACCORD

25

Where are civil partnerships legal?

All of UK & Ireland
Illegal in NI

26

Verses which prohibit homosexual acts.

Genesis 2
Romans 1:289 (natural relations)
Genesis 2:24 (man leaves for wife)
Matthew 22:1-14 (parables at wedding feasts)
Leviticus 18:22 (gay sex is wrong)

27

Why is gay okay?

Everyone is different.
Christian idea is an abomination - outdated and narrow-minded
Born gay. Sex is natural

28

What do the churches say about homosexuality?

RC - no. Disordered. Called to chastity

Church of Ireland - incompatible with scripture. Accepted celibate gay priest

Presbyterian - sexually confused. Help work through insecurities

29

Average age of marriage?

1987: 28 and 26
2007: 34 and 32
2015: 30 and 28

30

Average cost of wedding?

£20,000

31

Why get married?

Companionship
Not alone
Better taxes & expenses
Public welcoming into family
Tell others you love each other
1 special person to love
Harder to break up
Baby due
Better for kids
Control sexual desire

32

What should you consider before marriage?

Children
Finances
Living situation
Future prospects
Is it love?

33

Verses about marriage?

Exclusive (2 Samuel 11:12-25)
Built on love & respect (Ephesians 5:25-33)
Sacred (Genesis 2:21-24)
Involves give & take (1 Corinthians 7:3-4)

34

Parts of a wedding ceremony?

Intro and declaration of purpose
Vows
Ring exchange
Warning
Pronouncement
Sign register

35

What is the intro & declaration of purpose?

Short sermon on marriage
It's importance and purpose

36

What are vows?

Lawful.
Some make up own.
Have and hold better or worse richer or poorer

37

What is ring exchange?

Promise of unending love and commitment.
Symbol.

38

What is warning?

Quote Jesus
Mark 10:9
1 man mustn't separate them

39

What is pronouncement?

State couple is now married

40

What is signing register?

Lawful. Need registrar and witnesses.

41

How to prevent marital breakdown?

Good prep : classes/courses

Communication. Repentance. Forgiveness
(Ephesians 4:26-27, don't let sun go down on anger)

External help: RELATE & ACCORD

42

What is RELATE?

Non religious marriage counselling
Accepts LGBT
National Marriage Guidance Counsel

43

What is ACCORD?

Catholic marriage counselling

44

What is divorce?

Legal process involving civil authorities which ends in declaration that marriage is ended.

45

How many marriages in NI end in divorce?

1 in 3

46

Why do people get divorced?

Lack of commitment
Conflict
Finances
Unrealistic expectation of marriage
Too young

47

In what cases are you allowed to get divorced?

Adultery
Behaviour making unrealistic to stay together
Lived apart for 2 years & both agree
Desertion for 2 years

48

What problems might a couple experience after a divorce?

Let down
Fearful of future
Suffering
Stress
Single parent
Finances

49

How might a child feel after a parents' divorce?

Torn between parents
Like bereavement (loss of parent)
Stress (bedwetting, tearfulness, poor schoolwork, bad behaviour)

50

What does the bible say about divorce (3 verses)

Malachi 2:16 - hate it
Deuteronomy 24:1-4 - man can divorce wife if find indecent
Matthew 5:31+32 - only if adultery

51

What is remarriage considered in the bible?

Adultery

52

What does the RC church say about divorce?
What does the Church of Ireland say?
What does the Presbyterian Church say?
What does the Methodist Church say?

Wrong - only if marriage wasn't valid
Needs agreement of Rector & Bishop
Only if totally broken down. Blessing becomes curse
Permitted in most cases

53

What is cohabitation? Why would you choose it?

Living together when not married
Manage married life, if really love each other

54

What does the bible say about Cohabitation? (2)
What is it considered by Christians?

1 Corinthians 6:18 - sexual immorality
1 Thessalonians 5:22 - every form of evil
Unnecessary temptation

55

What is a civil partnership?
When did it become legal in UK?

For LGBT couples, same rights as hetero couples, not in church though.
2006