Religion & Human Relationships

What You Need to Know - OCR Specification

  • Roles of Men and Women in the Family
    • Roles of men and women in the Christian family
    • ¥Roles of men and women in the Christian Church
  • Marriage and Marriage Ceremony
    • Marriage ceremonies
    • The ways in which ceremonies reflect and emphasise Christian teachings about marriage
    • Responses to civil partnerships
  • Divorce
    • Beliefs about the ethics of divorce
    • Beliefs about the ethics of re-marriage
  • Sexual Relationships and Contraception
    • Beliefs about sexual relationships
    • Beliefs about contraception

Practice Questions

(A) Questions

  • What is marriage?
  • What is divorce?
  • What is contraception?
  • What is an annulment?
  • What is a sacrament?
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(B) Questions

  • What are the Christian attitudes towards remarriage?
  • What are Christian beliefs about contraception?
  • Why might someone decide to become a monk or nun?
  • Describe Christian attitudes towards abstinence.
  • Give two examples of contraception.

(C) Questions

  • Describe Christian teachings about the purposes of marriage.
  • Describe reasons why a Christian may feel divorce is wrong.
  • Describe three features of a Christian wedding ceremony.
  • What does Christianity teach about civil ceremonies?
  • What does Christianity teach about the role of women in the family?

(D) Questions

  • Explain Christian attitudes towards sex.
  • Explain Christian attitudes towards contraception.
  • Explain how a Christian marriage ceremony might guide a couple in their married life.
  • Explain Christian beliefs about divorce.
  • Explain Christian beliefs about the role of men and women in the church family.
  • Explain Christian beliefs about the role of men and women in the Christian family.

(E) Questions

  • "Women should always obey their husbands" Discuss this statement
  • "Sex should be for procreation and nothing more" Discuss this statement
  • "Divorce is acceptable as long as people are happy" Discuss this statement
  • "God would never approve of civil partnerships" Discuss this statement
  • "Women should not be priests." Discuss this statement

Key Quotes

  • ROLES OF MEN AND WOMEN IN A CHRISTIAN FAMILY
    "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus."(Galatians 3:28)
    "But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman [is] the man; and the head of Christ God."(Corinthians 11:3)
    "Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it."(CEphesians 5:25)
    "I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully."(Timothy 5:14)
  • ROLES OF MEN AND WOMEN IN THE CHURCH FAMILY
    "Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence."(Timothy Chapter 2)
  • MARRIAGE CEREMONIES
    "Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."(Corinthians 13:4-7)
  • THE WAYS IN WHICJ THE CEREMONIES REFLECT AND EMPHASISE CHRISTIAN TEACHING ABOUT MARRIAGE
    "Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh."(Genesis 2:24 )
    "Let marriage be held in honour among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous."(Hebrews 13:4)
  • RESPONSES TO CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS
    "At the beginning the Creator "made them male and female" and said, "For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh."
    "I grieve for you, Jonathan my brother; dear and delightful you were to me; your love for me was wonderful, surpassing the love of women."King David
    "You shall not lie with a man as with a woman; that is an abomination".
  • BELIEFS ABOUT THE ETHICS OF DIVORCE
    "And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery."(Matthew 19:9)
    "What therefore God has joined together, let not man separate."(Mark 10:9)
  • BELIEFS ABOUT THE ETHICS OF RE-MARRIAGE
    "A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord."(Corinthians 7:39)
  • BELIEFS ABOUT SEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS
    "Let marriage be held in honour among all, and let the marriage bed be undefiled, for God will judge the sexually immoral and adulterous."(Hebrews 13:4)
    "For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honour, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God."(Thessalonians 4:3-5)
  • BELIEFS ABOUT CONTRACEPTION
    "Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth."(Genesis 1:28)

Keywords

  • Family
  • Christian family
  • Roles
  • Marriage
  • Marriage ceremony
  • Civil partnership
  • Divorce
  • Re-marriage
  • Sexual relationships
  • Contraception

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