Religions tend to support and encourage marriage and regard the breakdown of a marriage with sadness. Christians believe that marriage is a covenant before God.
Which of these is a purpose of marriage?
To pay less tax
To get away from the parents
To unite a couple in a life-long bond
What is an arranged marriage?
Where the parents look for a suitable partner for their son or daughter, with the young person's consent
Where a young person decides himself or herself whom they will marry
Living together without taking formal marriage vows
What is cohabitation?
When a couple lives together after marriage
Sharing a house with your parents
When a couple lives together without being married
What is a divorce?
A statement that a marriage never took place
A statement that a relationship has broken down and the couple have legally ended their marriage
A statement that a marriage has ended because one of the partners has died
According to Jesus's teaching in St Mark's Gospel, why did God create man and woman?
To get a divorce
To become one flesh
To have constant arguments
Why do many Christians get married in church?
So they can invite as many people as possible
So they can have nice photographs taken
They believe only a church wedding is binding in the eyes of God
Which of these is not a vow in the Christian marriage ceremony?
Until I meet someone better
In sickness and in health
Till death us do part
What do some Evangelical Christians say about homosexual feelings?
That they will help people get to heaven
They are sinful and must not be physically expressed
They are an expression of love and therefore acceptable
In St Matthew's Gospel, for which reason did Jesus say divorce could be permitted?
A partner's unfaithfulness
A partner's illness
Which of these churches will not allow remarriage after divorce?
Roman Catholic Church
Church of England