Bible Articles on the Topic of Courtship

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Courtship

Corinth was a very wicked city. This is both specifically stated and implied in the Corinthian letters:

Marriage “Only in the Lord"

The Scriptures abound in warnings against alien marriage: The sons of God marrying the daughters of men resulted at last in the Flood (Genesis 6-9). Abraham and Isaac, faithful sojourners looking for the Kingdom, opposed such marriages for their sons (Genesis 24:3; 28:1). The Law of Moses forbade the yoking together of the clean ox and the unclean ass (Deuteronomy 22:10). Moses said to take no alien spouses (Deuteronomy 7:3,8). Solomon’s alien wives turned his heart from God (1 Kings 11:1-11). Ezra (Ezra 9;10) and Nehemiah (Nehemiah 13:23-29) tell us of the evils of such alliances, and Paul has stressed the deviation of such a union (1 Corinthians 7:39; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18).

Intermarriage: A Catholic and a Jew

Question: My stepdaughter, a Jewish girl, is marrying a very fine Catholic man. My wife and I are looking for a Rabbi in the (withheld) area who will perform the ceremony for them. The groom wishes the actual ceremony to be held jointly with a Catholic priest. The wedding ceremony and the reception are to be held in a hotel so there is no “religious property” involved (i.e. not in a church).

What Is So Bad About Intermarriage?

Furthermore, you shall not intermarry with them; you shall not give your daughters to their sons, nor shall you take their daughters for your sons. (Deuteronomy 7:3)

What is the Jewish Definition of “Love”?

In Jewish thought, being a “giver” is one of the highest ideals to which we aspire. Love is expressed by the desire to give to another person. One who focuses only on the desire to take pleasure from another is not expressing love. Just the opposite.

Is It Lawful To Marry Unbelievers?

There is another question proposed, namely, “Does a believer commit sin in marrying an unbeliever?” What is sin? Paul says, “It is the transgression of law;” but it is also written, that “where there is no law there is no transgression.” Paul delivers a judgment which he thinks would be approved by the Deity; and no doubt it would. But he does not lay it down as a law. He says, a widow is at liberty to marry “only in the Lord,“ but he does not threaten her with any penalty if she did not take his advice. And, as Paul prescribed no punishment, I see no reason why you should be more stringent than the apostle. Offer your advice as he did; show the possible evils that might come upon her in so marrying, if she take your advice, it is well; if not, so much the worse for her, perhaps; yet, you have done what you considered right; more than this should be left for the Lord’s adjudication when he comes.

Matching Couples

“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh.” (Genesis 2:24)

The Wedding Day

The night before my wedding I was having trouble sleeping. Like a child anticipating the first day of school, I was consumed with the excitement of the adventure that awaited me. It was either that or the fact that I went to the bathroom during the night about 18 times.

Top Ten Gifts for Husbands

“So what does the husband want out of this marriage?” my supervisor asked. I had a whole list describing what the wife I was treating in therapy wanted, but I had almost nothing written down about the husband’s goals. Every time I asked him he just shrugged, and when his wife spoke, he usually glanced longingly at the door.

Two Equals One

“But thou shalt go unto my country, and to my kindred, and take a wife unto my son Isaac.” (Genesis 24:4)

Why Get Married

Why do you want to get married? Take a moment and write down your reasons. How you answer this question reveals a lot about your emotional and mental readiness for marriage. Compare your answers to what I think are the four best reasons for getting married.

Why I Don’t Touch Girls

I ... thought it would be worthwhile to share my experiences on the topic from the perspective of a 19-year-old guy.

Why I Don’t Touch Men

My love language has always been touch. Always.

Safe Dating: Christian Mingle Inspector

Christian Mingle, the popular Christian dating website, employs standup comedian John Crist to approve or reject applicants to their website.