In some cultures, prearranged marriages are normal. My husband's sister and her husband only knew each other for one week. Now they have eight children and have done fine. Does love have to be part of marriage?
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Sounds great - except there are no perfect people. It also doesn't explain why nondenominational Christians have the highest divorce rates, while atheists have the lowest.
Like I said... they are not perfect yet, cos they are still living, but when they are known by and know Yeshua, then they have become eternal, and in eternity they are perfect.
If their marriages last that long! Like the old country western song said, "Forever wasn't as long as we planned..."
Yoleen, the point is that IF God is in the driving seat, and in today's world, that is a big IF, then the marriage will last, for if He appointed it, blesses it and guides it, no 'man' can pull it asunder
Exactly the answer I would have given to this question. It's a legal agreement between people. It used to function as a genetic pool for breeding, but we don't need that anymore.
Austinstar - we don't need a genetic pool for breeding? How can we prevent two half-siblings having a child? (Half-siblings through cheating, polygamy, etc.)
Say yes. I thought the same thing but Austin does not respond 2 well 2 my comments. Also notice dashing defined marriage as 2 or more?
Are you saying people of other faiths or those who practice no religion, their marriages aren't legitimate? Should people who can't have children or don't desire to have them not get married? What about seniors who want to marry?
dashing, I didn't see where he said that a person had 2 believe n a certain faith. He just said the matrimonial covenant was raised by Christ as a sacrament. As 4 those that cannot have children, nothing in life is 100%, so I would consider the intnt
BizWhiz, He said: "covenant has been raised by Christ the Lord". If someone has different faith that does not believe in Christ or doesn't believe Christ was the lord they would appear to be excluded from his marriage definition.
He is saying Christ created it. That doesn't mean it is limited to Christians only
However if someone doesn't believe in Christ let alone that he created it then for them marriage has nothing to do with religion. The use of the photo of a priest also indicates he feels marriage is tied to Christian religion.
If he did create it then he does have something to do w/ it. It still doesn't mean it is limited 2 Christians.
BizWhiz , My point is marriage existed before Christianity!
According to the bible there was no Christianity until after Jesus/Chirist and his disciples came along. Marriage had be alive and well long before then. I think we've worn this one out
Gotcha. No need to get heated.
Not at all! Did I text that? No... Confused Scorpio, the question is: " What is your personal definition of..."