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My standard referral on the issue is 1 Corinthians 7:36-37: But if a man thinks that he’s treating his fiancée improperly and will inevitably give in to his passion, let him marry her as he wishes. It is not a sin. But if he has decided firmly not to marry and there is no urgency and he can control his passion, he does well not to marry. The huge ...


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From the Catholic perspective, the universal teaching is that all persons are called by God to chastity, which is understood as a successful integration, inner unity and rational expression of human sexuality, both within the person as well as in interpersonal relationships (CCC 2337). The Church helps sinners in a variety of states of life—including those ...


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An evangelical perspective on this issue: Q: What is the biblical basis for valuing virginity, but dispensing with levirate marriage? A1: Applying the ruling of the council of Jerusalem upholds the former but does not enjoin the latter. In discussing what provisions of the law gentile converts to Christianity must adhere to, the early church decided: [...



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