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Jehovah's Witnesses believe adultery is the only appropriate reason for divorce. "You have heard the law that says, 'A man can divorce his wife by merely giving her a written notice of divorce.' But I say that a man who divorces his wife, unless she has been unfaithful, causes her to commit adultery. And anyone who marries a divorced woman also ...


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According to its wikipedia article, the Anglican publication 'Common Worship: Services and Prayers for the Church of England' was launched in the year 2000 and was a successor to the Alternative Service Book (ASB) of 1980, which was an authorized alternative to the Book of Common Prayer of 1662. The form of the wedding service in the first trial use volume ...


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I am unable to find reference to any official sects or doctrines which permit open-relationships (as distinct from polygamy and various forms of plural marriage). However, there certainly are a minority of Christians who practice various forms of open-relationships. The Liberated Christians web site* has a section about various forms of open relationships ...


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Here's a better, more appropriate answer on my part. My answer pertained to polygamy, which of course is incorrect in this case - however: This Wikipedia article on open marriages indicates the following, emphasis my own: Some critics object to open marriages on the ground that open marriages violate religious principles. For example, open marriages ...


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Catechism of the catholic Church 2383 The separation of spouses while maintaining the marriage bond can be legitimate in certain cases provided for by canon law [Cf. CIC, cann. 1151-1155.]. If civil divorce remains the only possible way of ensuring certain legal rights, the care of the children, or the protection of inheritance, it can be ...


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Q. [Pre-cana priest] Are you a Virgin? A. [First appropriate response] May I ask why? [establishing relevancy vs. morbid curiosity] Relevancy: In the case of pre-marital sex being the reason for the lose of virginity. Reading the question, I was thinking under what circumstances pre-marital sex might come up and it is in, for example, the following two ...


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Catechism of the Catholic Church: Mixed marriages and disparity of cult 1633 In many countries the situation of a mixed marriage (marriage between a Catholic and a baptized non-Catholic) often arises. It requires particular attention on the part of couples and their pastors. A case of marriage with disparity of cult (between a Catholic and ...


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According to this article from the Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America, marriage should be reserved for a man with a woman, and struggle with homosexual desires can have benefit to a person's spiritual growth. "How is the Christian to understand the appeal for homosexual marriage? Persons with a homosexual orientation are invited to ...


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1. Jesus was quoting Jewish (not necessarily Christian) Law and Practice Jesus was referencing a Jewish custom called levirite marriage. In the Torah, at Deuteronomy 25:5-6, God specifically commands the Israelites to practice this custom, with the explicit purpose that the brother who shall have died should not "have his name blotted out." Put another ...


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The Book of Common Prayer of the Church of England has a Table of Kindred and Affinity which lays down prohibited degress of relationship where a marriage may not be contracted. A similar table is included in the doctrinal books of other Anglican Churches. Marrying a husband's brother is not prohibited, possibly because it was advocated in the bible. ...


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the woman is a devout Catholic and the man is a Baptist, ... would like to be married in a non-catholic church. Would the Catholic Church consider such a marriage valid? Canon law 1108 ยง1 clearly states that such marriages will not be valid. I have heard that a special dispensation from the local bishop is necessary. How should that be acquired? ...


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According to the 1983 Code of Canon Law, mixed marriages (where one party is non-Catholic) require permission from the "local ordinary" or bishop (Can. 1124). The children must be baptized and raised Catholic, and the non-Catholic has to be okay with this (Can. 1125). They must have a Catholic wedding and cannot "have another religious celebration of the ...



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