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Explore the views of young people on: a marriage related issue. Use a questionnaire on your findings (24)b) Discuss the causes of marital breakdown (21)c) "The Christian marriage vows are irrelevant today" Comment (15)

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a) Explore the views of young people on: a marriage related issue. Use a questionnaire on your findings (24) b) Discuss the causes of marital breakdown (21) c) "The Christian marriage vows are irrelevant today" Comment (15) Explore the views of young people on a marriage related issue. Use a questionnaire for your findings (24) I used a marriage questionnaire to question five teenage girls and five teenage boys on divorce. The results, which I obtained, were surprising to me and the answers from both sexes were extremely similar. I was surprised that 100% of the people I asked believed that marriage was a worthwhile step in a relationship. At such a young age, I felt that males would be likely to despise the idea of settling down faithfully to one girl but everyone of them agreed that spending their lives with the one person they loved was the best way. Each girl also agreed to marriage, which was what I had predicted, as the commercial wedding in magazines is a dream, which girls have. ...read more.

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This goes against our religion, which undermines the Church. The fact that young people today, feel that a second chance should be allowed shows that they feel happiness and the right to practise marriage again after a failed attempt is acceptable. Happiness and well being seem to be the main messages coming across from young people, which is a positive attitude even if it is differing to the Churches attitude. a) Discuss the causes of marital breakdown (21) Marriage is a sacred sacrament, which is taken as a life long project to work at and develop to ensure a happy, loving environment throughout all circumstances. This is why the causes of marital breakdown are usually deep factors, which separate the couple and leave them unable to continue with their marriage. Marriages can break down due to a great number of factors. Although the vows: "to have and to hold from this day forward; for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish" "till death do us part" these vows can be broken by interruptions in a marriage, such as adultery, children etc. ...read more.

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b) "The Christian marriage vows are irrelevant today" Comment (15) I believe that "the Christian marriage vows are" not "irrelevant today". The wedding vows are central to Christian marriage, when a couple make promises of "to have and to hold from this day forward; for better for worse, for richer for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; till death do us part", the couples wish to abide with these words. As these are vows, permanently made before God, Christians recognise that they are sacred and solemn promises which give marriage its special meaning. In some cases I believe that "Christian marriage vows are irrelevant". Some marriages before God are taken in vain, people find marriage as a way of trying to help their relationship in different ways, to form a permanent bond, but it does not always work. In these cases "till death do us part" does not exist and separation and divorce occurs. These cases show that "the Christian marriage vows are irrelevant today". Word Count: 742 ?? ?? ?? ?? Candidate Name: Claire Devine ...read more.

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