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

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A03: "Sexual intercourse should only take place within a married relationship" Do you agree? Give reasons to support your answer and show that you have thought about more that one point of view. You must refer to Christianity in your answer. There will always be more than one point of view when agreeing with any statement. I will talk about the for and against points of view then give my own view. We must remember that all scenarios live in the perfect marriage and world. For God gave us the Ten Commandments as a blue print with which to live our lives by. The sixth commandment is all about respect for marriage. A Christian cannot have respect for marriage if they have sexual intercourse, an expression of love which they share with the person they love if the have it outside of marriage. By living out the commandment you are being almost a perfect Christian A Christian Marriage is permanent and exclusive. If you cannot last and wait for sexual intercourse within a marriage how will you be able to keep a marriage strong and everlasting for the rest of your lives. ...read more.

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If you have sexual intercourse with more than one person it can really devalue what love really is and what it means to share it with another person. If you have sex regularly outside of marriage you can almost become to feel like a 2nd hand good, or the town bicycle, everyone's had a go! Marriage is one of the ultimate signs of love along with sex. These two should go hand in hand, therefore sex, the ultimate gift that a couple shares should only take place within a marriage. Children should only be conceived within a strong and married relationship. Having sex outside of marriage you will always have the risk of conceiving a child. This will probably be an unplanned pregnancy. The Church believes that the only place in which a child should be conceived is within a marriage relationship. The risk is always high and every one says 'it can't be me its my first time' but it is what you get, by having sex outside of marriage you are going against the teaching of the Church. In the Catechism 2353 the Roman Catholic Church says; There are some occasions where sex has been classed as rape; this is usually outside of marriage. ...read more.

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They therefore disagree with the church because of this reason. Some people just want to experience love before they commit themselves. These people have heard how much marriage can hurt and don't want it to happen to them. They want a trial marriage almost. They might find someone who they love and they might want to see what their reactions are to having sex. They want to experience it before they go into marriage and can mike up an opinion of what to do. My Opinion I disagree and agree with some parts of the statement. I believe that sex should be kept for marriage because for all of the reasons which I gave in the FOR argument. However if someone truly loves someone outside of marriage, but doesn't want to commit and has very good reason, like if they have already been in a marital breakdown and found it has been too , if they find someone who feels the same way then they should be able to have sexual intercourse. We must remember that every ones views are all different. What we may see as the right answer other may see it as wrong. We must not hold things against people just because they may have a different view to ourselves. James Mitchell Page 1 08/05/2007 ...read more.

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