• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Is Sex Only Right Within Marriage?

Extracts from this document...


Evaluation When asked the question "Is sex only right within marriage?" I considered many areas where sex outside of marriage occurs, and I will write about them, considering points by both catholic and non-catholic views. Sex outside of marriage whist already married. Marriage is the ultimate bond made by two people in love. It is exclusive, and each partner should be committed to the other. If one partner chooses to have sex, whilst married, to another, it is considered adultery. Not only is adultery considered bad in the eyes of Jesus and the church, but it is frowned upon by society as well. When a person commits adultery, he or she is breaking their marriage vows and one of the commandments of the church. In a lot of cases adultery can lead to marital breakdown, as it damages the relationship, as one partner does not trust the other anymore. So for this case of sex outside of marriage I have agreed with the statement, sex is wrong outside of marriage, if you are already married to someone else. Casual sex or 'Unmarried sex' Also when talking about the word sex, it does not just have one definition. ...read more.


Or the risk of gaining a reputation and lack of self respect. Although we are taught it's not our place to judge anyone else's business. Also it does not mention the responsibility that sex brings with it. With every act of (unprotected) sex there is the chance of reproducing, whether planned or otherwise. Therefore, if the couple are not involved in a relationship together, and the female becomes pregnant, there is either the option of abortion to get rid of the child and responsibility (which is against the teaching of the Catholic Church) or becoming a single mother. Living Together When a couple are in a relationship and have been for a very long time, an idea would be to live together. This is a big step of commitment which either occurs as or before a couple are married. The issue of proving your love physically to your partner is eventually going to become an issue while living together. It is statistically proven that couples who live together before marriage, there is a higher divorce rate among these couples. This could be because that couple have spent a lot of time together over a long period of time, they may have spent too much time together, and need a break from each other for a while. ...read more.


Therefore, if that couple rushed straight into a marriage without living together previously, they would not have spotted this problem until their only option to be happy would be to divorce. Conclusion On one hand, sex outside of marriage when it is the act of adultery, I agree with the statement, as it its very wrong to do this for many reasons including it is breaking the commandments and vows set by marriage. Also casual sex I think is wrong personally. As if you are not in love, you should not experience the act of love, as the sex would be empty and have no intimacy. On the other hand, and I agree with, sex is something that can or cannot have feeling attached to it, but both can be enjoyable all the same. But to have sex while in love and in a positive relationship, it is better as you are merely not having sex, but proving your love to your loved one. Living together in the hope to one day be married, there is no problem making love, as the couple have made a commitment to each other and are serious about their love. Sarah S. Eaton 7187 Religious Studies Coursework Marriage Evaluation Page 1 ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Love Poetry section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Love Poetry essays

  1. 'Why would someone wait until marriage to have sex? What benefit is there? Why ...

    can share their unbridled love as it is the ALL of relationships. :) Now of course we look at stuff that would make anyone nervous in a premarital sexual encounter. You've heard it all. Pregnancy, AIDS, STDs, broken relationships, guilt, hurt partners etc...

  2. Evaluate different responses to the moral issue "For Christians, sex is only right within ...

    The catechism states, "a man and a woman belong to eachother in a permanent, exclusive, sexual partnership." So the couple cannot have sex until commitment is made. I think that through sex, the couple are united and come to deeper knowledge of eachother.

  1. Sex is only right within marriage'Do you agree or disagree?

    Some people think that everyone else is having sex before marriage so why shouldn't they and if they do wait until they are married their partner probably wont be a virgin. Many young people feel pressured into having sex because all their friends are having sex and they're the only one not.

  2. "Sexual intercourse should only take place within a married relationship"

    have some big incurable disease, this can really put you off the idea and therefore they keep it secret. Whereas if you know a person, most probably in marriage both of you will have opened up to each other and will know almost everything about each other, you make it your own risk.

  1. Hearts and Partners.

    relationships whilst 'Rapunzstiltskin' emphasises the need for men as well as women to think for themselves if they are to have a successful relationship. Attitude to Love All of the poems in the "Hearts and Partners" section find love fascinating, but they treat it with different degrees of seriousness.

  2. Explain how the rituals and vows connected with Christian marriage ceremonies might influence the ...

    feel good about themselves, we should not get annoyed with others and make time for those we love putting their needs before our own, we should always be honest as honesty is very important in a relationship, and we should always remember that love never gives up.

  1. Explain how a Christian would justify his support for sex only occurring within marriage

    Marriage should be the key focus not sex. They may also justify their stance because their Church leaders who, have special insight in what God wants and are called by him to become ministers, instruct them. Christians believe in the four types of love: philia- brotherly love, eros- erotic/sexual love, agapae- Christian love, and storge- familiar love.

  2. Marriage and Divorce

    happens, to want the other person in the relationship to be just as happy as you and to commit yourself and your life to the other person. To be loved means: to be cared for by your partner, to feel wanted by them, to be accepted by them whether you

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work