Marriage and The Family : Marriage and The Family Write about the purpose of Christian marriage: Write about the purpose of Christian marriage Five key words Purpose: Purpose Division of labour Company Love and support Create a family Have sex Key Features of a Christian Marriage Ceremony?: Key Features of a Christian Marriage Ceremony? Slide 5: GOD Joins the couple VICAR- witness Bible readings VOWS Prayers Homosexuals and Christianity: Homosexuals and Christianity Homosexuals have suffered prejudice for many years. They are a group that suffers today in this and other countries Catholic teaching on Homosexuality: Catholic teaching on Homosexuality It is not a sin to be homosexual Homosexuals must be respected Homosexuals cannot get married Homosexuals should be celibate Evangelicals: Evangelicals Homosexuals must be respected and loved Homosexuality is not acceptable to God Homosexuals must pray and focus on change God can help people to become heterosexual Church of England: Church of England Homosexuals should be loved and respected SOME CHURCH OF ENGLAND AGREE WITH CATHOLICS AND SOME AGREE WITH EVANGELICALS Homosexuality is part of creation Homosexuals must be welcomed into the church Homosexual relationships are not equal to marriage The Church and the family: The Church and the family The Church says the family is important because the family Teaches children right from wrong Creates a strong society Looks after people who cannot take care of themselves Lets family do different jobs/have different roles Was designed by God – Adam and Eve The Church Supports the family by -: The Church Supports the family by - Family services Mother and baby clubs Counselling Teaching that supports roles of parents and children Baptism / Christening Services for teenagers/youth groups What about sex????: What about sex???? All Churches - : All Churches - You shall not fornicate Slide 14: Some liberal Christians think that couples can have monogamous sexual relationships before marriage but not many churches. Most Christians say NO SEX OUTSIDE MARRIAGE Contraception: Contraception Method to stop babies arriving as a result of sex! Catholics : Catholics All sex must be able to produce a baby Some Catholics would not allow fellatio even within marriage ONLY RHYTHYM METHOD – why? Church of England: Church of England USE CONTRACEPTION WITHIN MARRIAGE HAVE LOTS OF RUMPY PUMPY -HAPPY MARRIAGE EXCEPT ONE METHOD ……… EXCEPT THE COIL: EXCEPT THE COIL Lots of Churches disapprove of the coil as it dislodges the embryo – an abortion?