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Describe Christian Teaching about the Importance of Marriage

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Describe Christian Teaching about the Importance of Marriage Marriage is defined as the state of being united to a person of the opposite sex as husband or wife in a consensual and contractual relationship recognized by law. Marriage is about dedicating yourself to another person. People marry for many reasons; two examples are for closure, and to spend the rest of your life with someone. Once they are married, they believe that they are now at a stage in their relationship where they are ready to have a family. The marriage vows are one of the most important parts of the ceremony, as they describe what the marriage is really about; the priest says: '... will you take ... to be your husband/wife? Will you love him/her, comfort him/her, honour and protect him/her and forsaking all others, be faithful to him/her as long as you both shall live?' ...read more.

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One example of this is Adam and Eve. But the quote talks about man and woman to be together not same sex, this is why in many churches you cannot have same sex civil partnerships. Sometimes, marriages do not work out. The couple doesn't feel that they are as happy as they should be with their relationship. At this point, they can get a divorce. ''I hate divorce' says the Lord' but on this subject the Bible contradicts itself because it condemns divorce 'When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house. And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man's wife.' ...read more.

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shows that he still loves his wife but he doesn't like her, because love and like and two different meanings, like is fickle and can be changed at the click of a finger, whereas agape love cannot be changed, a mother and father will have agape love for their child even if he or she had committed a serious crime. In conclusion, the Christian church encourages marriage between men and woman. God always wanted this. 'A man will leave his father and mother and be united with his wife. The two will become on flesh. Therefore, what God has joined let no man separate' But the church will also allow divorce 'If a man finds something displeasing about his wife, he can write her a certificate and divorce her.' but it contradicts it again. Christians find marriage very important and they will encourage a man and a woman to marry if they truly love each other. ?? ?? ?? ?? Religious Education / GCSE / Lewis Jolly / A11 ...read more.

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