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Flashcards in Religion and Life - DEFINITIONS: Marriage and the family Deck (12):
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Adultery

a sexual act between a married person and someone other than their marriage partner

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Civil partnership

a legal ceremony giving a homosexual couple the same legal rights as a husband and wife

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Cohabitation

living together without being married

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Contraception

intentionally preventing pregnancy from occuring

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Faithfulness

staying with your marriage partner and having sex only with them

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Homosexuality

sexual attraction to the same sex

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Nuclear family

mother, father and children living as a unit

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Pre-marital sex

sex before marriage

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Procreation

making a new life

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Promiscuity

having sex with a number of partners without commitment

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Re-constituted family

where two sets of children (step-brothers and step-sisters) become one family when their divorced parents marry each other

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Re-marriage

marrying again after being divorced from a previous marriage