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Christian MacNamara 11MC 13.06.02 Religious Education Coursework no.1: Marriage AO1 There are many different rules, which a Christian must follow when involved in personal relationships. There are many ways that a Christian must act and many guidelines that a Christian must follow in order to have proper relationships with others and with God. Christians must be forgiving; they must not hold grudges with other and, must not be angry towards those who have wronged them or hurt their feelings. They must also be generous and they must reconcile with those who have done them wrong: Matthew5 38"You have heard that it was said, 'Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.' 39But I tell you, Do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes you on the right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. 41If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles. The Sermon on the Mount also teaches us that no person should be even angry with another, if they are he or she will be liable to judgement: Matthew5 22"Everyone who grows even angry with his brother shall be liable to judgement..." ...read more.


For Christians, marriage also stands for service, in the way that Christians in a relationship should always give themselves to their partner and always help one another when they are in need. Marriage also stands for faithfulness and exclusivity. This means that a married couple should be forever truthful, honest and have purity of heart, always telling the truth and being loyal. Marriage stand for permanence, again in the way of self-sacrifice and service, but also in the way that a marriage is a life-long commitment of one partner to another, in the way that Jesus talked about love and devotion in the bible: 1 Corinthians13 4"Love is patient; love is kind. Love is not jealous, it does not put on airs, it is not snobbish. 5Love is never rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not prone to anger; neither does it brood over injuries. 6Love does not rejoice in what is wrong but rejoices with the truth." There are many situations in which hardships occur for Christians in a relationship. Adultery is the main problem. In the situation of adultery is when the roles of forgiveness and reconciliation are very important. ...read more.


In the Christian tradition, marriage is a life-long and life-giving relationship between two people and is based on Jesus' teaching of the permanence of marriage. Marriage is a sacrament of permanence, exclusivity and faithfulness; therefore it cannot just be ended for no good reason. Marriage requires such love and devotion from the start, that a marriage should never be broken for any reason. In the Bible, Jesus and his disciples have taught us many things about love and its power of endurance and devotion: 1 Corinthians13 3"If I give everything I have to feed the poor and hand over my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. 7There is no limit to love's forbearance, to its trust, its hope, its power to endure. 13There are in the end three things that last: faith, hope, and love, and the greatest of these is love." The sacrament of marriage should never be forsaken and therefore the couple should never have any reason to separate in the first place. But even if it does come to that, by marrying the couple agreed to a lifelong relationship, which was made on Holy grounds. It doesn't matter how difficult the marriage gets, the couple must stick to the vows they made and avoid separating always. ...read more.

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