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Outline the Bibles teaching on love, sex and marriage explaining the importance of the marriage vows for the Christian couple and the difficulties which may arise.

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R.E Coursework-Part A Outline the Bibles' teaching on love, sex and marriage explaining the importance of the marriage vows for the Christian couple and the difficulties which may arise. For a married couple as well as a Christian couple it can sometimes prove difficult to keep to the marriage vows that they made on their wedding day. Some people don't realise how hard it can be to keep these vows and this can lead to splitting up and divorce which is so common now a days. In the Bible God says what his definition of love is, in 1 Corinthians 13 it says:"Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous, it does not boast, and it's not proud. Love is not selfish, and does not get upset with others." This is the ideal definition of love but this type of love is virtually impossible for humans to achieve but could maybe be possible with the help of God. ...read more.

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The wife does not have full rights over her own body; her husband shares them, and the husband does not have full rights over his own body; his wife shares them." In Ecclesiastes 4 it teaches that "two are better off than one" meaning that marriage is better than being single, and it says "A believer should not marry a non-believer" in 2 Corinthians 6,because good and bad do not belong together. When a couple get married on their wedding day they make marriage vows to one another saying that they will be with each other forever, however some couples don't really understand the vows they are making and the difficulties which may take place. In making the vow the couple say they will be together "For better, for worse" what if one of them cheats or is unfaithful to the other "In sickness and in health" what will they do if one of them becomes seriously ill? ...read more.

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In the case of a Christian couple they tend to take the vows much more seriously indeed so do many other non-Christian couples but Christians not only have to think weather the marriage is right for them but also weather God wants it or not. In some cases a Christian couple may find it easier to keep the vows as they may find their faith helps them to do so, but they also may find it harder as if they realise the person the yare with isn't how they expected to be then they know that getting a divorce isn't what they believe in or maybe even what they want, but might be the only solution. Overall there are many different things to think about before getting and that making vows is also a very big thing to do and they should not just be taken lightly and think they don't really matter in a marriage when they are the vital part. ...read more.

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