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What About Living Together Before Marriage? by gideonjeta(m): 4:18pm On Jul 03, 2022
WOULD you buy a suit or a dress without first trying it on? Likely not. After all, if you later found that the garment did not fit, you would have wasted your time and money.
Many people apply a similar logic to marriage. They feel that it is better for a man and woman to live together before making a commitment to become husband and wife.
What is the Bible’s viewpoint on this matter? To answer, we first need to consider what God’s Word has to say about the institution of marriage.
At Genesis 2:24, it says "that is why a man will leave his father and his mother and he will stick to his wife, and they will become one flesh." From the beginning, Jehovah purposed that through marriage a man and woman would become “one flesh.”
Granted, some who marry will later divorce. When this occurs, however, it is not because of some lack in the marriage arrangement itself; rather, it is because of the failure of one or both partners to live up to their wedding vows. When a husband and wife maintain their relationship and are determined to work out their problems by applying Bible principles, divorce is far less likely. There is a feeling of security in the marriage because a personal commitment has been made by each partner. Marriage then becomes the basis for a loving relationship.
The Bible’s answer is clear. Paul wrote: “Abstain from fornication.” (1 Thessalonians 4:3) The term “fornication” refers to all sexual relations outside of marriage. That would include sex between a cohabiting couple, even if they intend to get married. Temptations to carry out sexual immorality will be higher and strong if a prospective man and woman live together before getting married. According to the Bible, then, it would be wrong for a couple to live together​—even if their intention was to marry later.
Thus,instead of a man and woman living together and facing temptations or urges to committing sexual immorality before marriage, [/b]it is better one take sufficient time to get to know the person you are considering as a marriage partner aside living together.[b]
Re: What About Living Together Before Marriage? by Kobojunkie: 4:30pm On Jul 03, 2022
gideonjeta:
1. Granted, some who marry will later divorce. When this occurs, however, it is not because of some lack in the marriage arrangement itself; rather, it is because of the failure of one or both partners to live up to their wedding vows. When a husband and wife maintain their relationship and are determined to work out their problems by applying Bible principles, divorce is far less likely. There is a feeling of security in the marriage because a personal commitment has been made by each partner. Marriage then becomes the basis for a loving relationship.

2. The Bible’s answer is clear. Paul wrote: “Abstain from fornication.” (1 Thessalonians 4:3) The term “fornication” refers to all sexual relations outside of marriage. That would include sex between a cohabiting couple, even if they intend to get married. Temptations to carry out sexual immorality will be higher and strong if a prospective man and woman live together before getting married. According to the Bible, then, it would be wrong for a couple to live together​—even if their intention was to marry later.


3. Thus,instead of a man and woman living together and facing temptations or urges to committing sexual immorality before marriage, [/b]it is better one take sufficient time to get to know the person you are considering as a marriage partner aside living together.[b]
1. Interesting claim!.

2. First of all, Jesus Christ instead said abstain from sexual Lust- Matthew 5 vs 27 - 28 - meaning Sexual lust, and not Fornication, is sin against God. undecided

Second, your claim that a man and woman living together, unmarried, is of scripture, is a lie. There are many asexual individuals who live with roommates of opposite partners out there yet without sin. God never declared Himself against such so it is against God to add to or remove from His decrees in any way or form. undecided

3. God intentionally left these things up to individuals to sort out for themselves for good reason. His thoughts are higher than out thoughts so also His Ways are higher than our ways. Leave it to Individuals to decide for themselves just as God has. undecided

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