Bible Articles on the Topic of Shacking up

The following articles have been compiled and indexed by inWORD Bible software.

Courtship

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

Why Should A Person Get Married?

I’ll first explain some ideas behind the Jewish notion of marriage and why it is essential, and then refute some common arguments against getting married.

Does Porneia Mean Premarital Sex in 1 Corinthians 5-7?

Question: I’m interested in this question because some liberal theologians insist that the Bible does not say anything about premarital sex. To get a reasonable scope for the question, I limit this to just the 5 instances in 1 Corinthians, out of in total 26 instances of πορνεία in the New Testament.

Does the Torah Punish a Rapist?

This week’s parasha [Torah reading], Ki Tetze [Deuteronomy 21:10 to 25:19], contains a whopping 74 mitzvot [commandments] according to Sefer HaChinuch.¹ Two of these deal with a situation where a man seduces an unbetrothed virgin girl. In such a case, the man must pay the girl and her father fifty pieces of silver, and not only must he must marry her (unless she does not want to marry him) but he is never allowed to divorce her.

Should You Live Together Before Getting Married?

Shacking up. Living in sin. Fifty years ago, cohabitating with one’s significant other before marriage was described in pejorative terms and often thought of as immoral.

Marriage and the Christian Life

I am aware that the subject upon which I have been asked to write is by no means an easy one.