Living Together and Christian Ethics by Adrian Thatcher

By Adrian Thatcher

This e-book is the 1st confident, in-depth learn of cohabitation outdoors marriage from a mainstream Christian theological viewpoint. The publication retrieves the traditions of betrothal from the bible and church heritage, and exhibits how those can remodel Christian attitudes to residing jointly earlier than marriage. It takes factor with theologians who marginalize marriage, and means that the popularity of marital values can act as a worthwhile bridge among Christian instructing and those who aren't officially married.

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Axinn and Thornton, ‘The Relationship Between Cohabitation and Divorce’, . A guide to living together  deleterious impact of cohabitation as an accepted social practice upon attitudes to marriage. Anthony Giddens’ influential notion of ‘the pure relationship’ has been used as an explanatory hypothesis for the increasing fragility of all (Canadian) intimate relationships, marital and non-marital.  However, he denies the association between cohabitation and divorce (the cohabitation effect).

Million children lived in cohabiting couple families. Data from the  census gave information about parental income and showed that the income of cohabiting couples resembled more the income of single-parent families than of married couples. The ‘mean income of male cohabiting partners is substantially lower – almost one half lower – than the mean income of males in married couples. ’ Neither is the deficit merely economic. While the literature on single-parent families ‘acknowledges their resilience and commitment’, it ‘also shows how the life-chances of children are impaired in a number of specific respects’.

A guide to living together  and procreation can now be differentiated at will. These claims are, of course, premature and exaggerated. Contraceptive failure, even among careful users, is alarmingly high.  What matters is the belief that pregnancy can be avoided, and that should it result, abortion may be available. Contraception has removed a hitherto strong belief that sexual intercourse belongs to marriage. Contraception allows unrestricted sexual intercourse while making both children and marriage optional.

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