Describe Christian believes about Divorce and explain how a marriage service might lead a couple in their married life Model answer

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Describe Christian beliefs about divorce model answer

               Some Christians do not accept divorce out of principle. Most Roman Catholics do not accept divorce as they believe that when you get married you are making a promise in the eyes of God.  It cannot be broken because it is a lifelong commitment, ‘Till death do us part’. They believe that if you were to get remarried after a divorce it is a sin and is viewed as bigamy. They also consider it to be adultery. The Church of England also believe that marriage is a lifelong commitment and generally do not accept divorce.
              Typically both the Church of England and Roman Catholic Church will not allow divorcees to get remarried in a church service due to them viewing it to be bigamy and adultery. However the Church of England will allow remarriage of divorcees if the vicar agrees. Sometimes although a Vicar won’t remarry a divorcee they will offer them a blessing ceremony after they have gotten married.
        The Methodist Church completely accepts divorce and they believe that a marriage ends when the love dies and not with the physical death of one person. They think that it is more important to be happy than to stay married to someone that they do not want to be with.  The Methodist church will also allow divorcees to get remarries within a church service.
        All Christians believe that there should be an attempt at reconciliation before a couple get divorced. Often a Christian person may refer a couple who are having problems to RELATE and help find other alternatives.

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Explain how a marriage service might guide a couple in their married life.

A marriage service may guide a couple in their married life because of the vows that they have made and the fact that they have made a promise in the eyes of God. Within the vows they make promises to love them unconditionally ‘ For better and for worst’, ‘For richer and for poorer’, which is known as agape. This will encourage them to work their problems out and work on things together. In addition to that all Christians believe in forgiveness which therefore means that a ...

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