Most religions consider family life to be a blessing and value the stability of marriage. Christians believe the Church should be a model of family life.
What is meant by a nuclear family?
One parent living with children
Two parents living with children
A couple with no children
What is cohabitation?
When a couple lives together without being married
When a couple lives with one set of their parents
When a married couple lives with their children
How has the number of divorces in the UK changed in the last fifty years?
The number of divorces has not changed greatly
There are now a lot more divorces
There are now a lot fewer divorces
Who is allowed to adopt children in England and Wales?
Only married couples who have been married for a substantial length of time
Only couples with strong religious beliefs
Anybody as long as they can provide a stable environment for a child
What do many Christians regard as the best foundation for a family?
Regular church attendance
Tax benefits from the state
Why is the family important for the development of children?
Children learn to get away with doing bad things
Children are not punished when they do wrong
Children learn to love, behave and trust in the family
Why do Christians believe the family is important for society?
The family can teach children to ignore other people
The family helps ensure a stable society
The family can depend on social support from society
Which of the Ten Commandments is important for family life?
You shall not steal
You shall not bear false witness
Honour your father and your mother
Why is baptism important for a Christian family?
It enables parents to share their faith with the child
It enables the child to get into a church school
It gives the child a name
Why is the marriage ceremony important for a Christian couple?
The bride can wear a white dress
The marriage ceremony allows a couple to express their love in public and before God
Weddings cost a lot of money and they can show off