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Christians views on Marriage.

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Marriage. One of the most important decisions in life is the decision to marry. The commitment is between a man and a woman; the Catholic Church regards it as a sacrament, permanent for the rest of their lives, life giving and the ceremony usually takes place before a priest and two witnesses in a catholic church. (Mk10: 2-10) "But at the beginning of creation God made them male and female, the two become one flesh, as they are on longer two but one." Marriage is permanent in the Christian church, as they don't believe in divorce as Jesus said, (Mk10: 2-10) "Man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and therefore what God has joined together let man not separate." and also in the marriage ceremony at the marriage vows the couple say, "Till death do us part," meaning that marriage is forever and permanent. Marriage is an exclusive relationship as it involves one man and one woman and there is nobody else involved, except God like Jesus says, (Mk10: 2-10) "The two will become one flesh, so they are no longer two but one." ...read more.

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The couple should answer, "we do" to each question and the priest continues with the mass. The couple then makes their vows to each other. This is the actual moment of the sacrament the couple vows to each other for a life long relationship. They say to each "I take you, (name), as my wife/husband for better, for worse, for poorer, in sickness and in health, all the days of my life." The vows reflect the Christian belief that marriage is part of Gods plan for the human race like Jesus said, (Mk10: 2-10) "From the beginning of creation God made them male and female for this reason man will leave his father and mother and be united with his wife and the two become one flesh, so they are no longer two but one with God." The marriage vows also mean a life long commitment and fidelity and the setting up of a family and accepting of children from God lovingly. The priest then says to the couple that they are now married in the eyes of God and the priest blesses the couple and asks God for his blessing and says, (Mk: 10:9-10) ...read more.

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Marriage is for life and it is a public affair, God gave marriage to us because God's love is reflected in the love which a husband and wife share for each other. It is a Christian tradition and a life long commitment. Couples who are getting married are advised to attend marriage preparation courses. These courses are directed by trained people with the support of the local priest. Couples are advised to attend these courses so that they can be prepared for the changes married life can bring. These courses highlight the responsibilities and problems that may arise, and they are taught how best to deal with these problems. The teaching of family planning in the Roman Catholic Church is that only natural family methods are used. Artificial methods are rejected as they are deemed to interfere with nature as they prevent contraception and this is wrong in the eyes of the Catholic Church. In the Catholic tradition marriage is a sacrament from God, it is permanent and is for life. There are certain conditions that need to be kept in Roman Catholic marriage like one can't divorce and natural methods of family planning. ...read more.

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