Nature and Purpose of Families

Task 1: Find the definition of the following keywords…

Extended family, step family, nuclear family, same-sex family

Task 2: How has family life changed in the UK? Create a mind map with your reasons

Task 3: Look at the quotes below, explain what they tell us about how Muslims and Christians should treat their parents.

‘Honour your father and mother.’

Exodus 20:12 [NIV]

“Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”

1 Timothy 5:8 [NIV]

“Heaven is under the feet of the mothers.”


Task 4: Explain why polygamy was acceptable long ago but is not allowed by law in Britain today.

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