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Many references in Bible points out that Man must leave his parents after marriage. Does it really mean that the parents and wife cannot live together in a common house ?

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I think it doesn't mean you should leave your parents physicly but it tells you to become independent. You have your own family now and you are the head/leader of it. – joel harkes Jun 24 '13 at 7:32
Thanks Joel, in many families this is misunderstood, even my wife argues while referring this..example of Isaac and Rebecca is an answer for such arguments. – user1882833 Jun 24 '13 at 7:44
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David - I've gone through the links you've mentioned and I haven't felt it an off-topic as I was asking a question that could be backed up by accepted Christian teachings, denominational statements,established doctrinal understandings. Anyways do correct me if my understanding is wrong. – user1882833 Jun 25 '13 at 4:47
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Mat 19:5 And said, For this cause shall a man leave father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife: and they twain shall be one flesh? Mat 19:6 Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.

Eph 5:31 For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.

Gen 2:24 Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

Gen 24:67 And Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah's tent, and took Rebekah, and she became his wife; and he loved her: and Isaac was comforted after his mother's death. ... Gen 25:5 And Abraham gave all that he had unto Isaac.

No its specifically referring to sex but some including my maternal grandparents would disagree. Before the advent of modern technology many people did not move far from their place of birth in their lifetime. For instance Isaac did not leave "home" when he married Rebekah. I'm certain there are other examples but caring for relatives especially widows is something which is required of believers. Communal dwellings are common for the very poor and very rich.

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Thanks for the response with the example of Isaac and Rebecca. I never noticed it earlier that he did not leave his parents home after marriage. But after the first night is there any possibility that he has left his parents for a seperate home as it was not mentioned anywhere ? – user1882833 Jun 24 '13 at 5:25
I meant there could be a possibility that Isaac has left his Parents home after the wedding ceremony as it was not mentioned anywhere? – user1882833 Jun 24 '13 at 5:31
@user1882833 in genesis 25 abraham had all his kids living with him he sent away all but isaac. the implication is that isaac stayed still – user4060 Jun 24 '13 at 5:37
caseyr547-Thank you very much, this helps me a lot. – user1882833 Jun 24 '13 at 6:15

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