I Had Sex with My Boyfriend/Girlfriend/Fiancé Before Marriage; Can We Still Get Married? What does the Bible say about same-sex marriage (gay marriage)?
Does the Bible Say a Wife Has to Obey and Be Submissive to Her Husband? The parents sometimes allowed their children to have a say in the choice, but frequently they did not (Genesis , 24:1-4, 38:6, Judges 14:1-2). The negotiations by the parents resulted in a betrothal, a binding agreement pledging the bride and groom to marriage.
Galatians - And if ye [be] Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
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John - That they all may be one; as thou, Father, [art] in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.If a verse or topic does not belong, please contact us.Background Institution of Marriage Dating and Choosing a Spouse Family Love Sex Remarriage After Death of a Spouse Divorce and Remarriage Biblical Grounds for Divorce Lasting Damage of Divorce Other Reasons for Divorce Questions What Is a Marriage? What Does the Bible Say About Polygamy or Bigamy - Having More Than One Wife or Husband? Church Doctrine Roman Catholic Southern Baptist United Methodist Related Articles In Biblical times, marriages were commonly arranged by the parents of the bride and groom.Numbers 25:6-8 - And, behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who [were] weeping [before] the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.Acts - And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;1 Corinthians 10:8 - Neither let us commit fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one day three and twenty thousand.There is no indication in the Bible that we are predestined to marry a certain person or that there is one special person or "soul mate" that we should find and marry.