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Questions tagged [marriage]

Use this tag for questions about attitudes and doctrines regarding marriage. For questions relating specifically to same-sex marriage and polygamy, use the appropriate tags.

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A blessed marriage [on hold]

My husband and i have been married 7 yrs were not virgins when we got married and i can no longer have children, I've caught my husband staring and following virgin around in our church. Does this ...
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if forgiven of adultery and saved later marrying another does it make her adulterist [closed]

if when young adultery is committed and you divorce, later in life after asking for forgiveness and married another being you were forgiven and born again is second marriage adultery?
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Conversion from Orthodox to Syro Malabar Syrian Catholics

I am a Syro Malabar Syrian Catholic working in Dubai from Gujarat (from Kerala). I am getting married to a Swiss Citizen (Malayali) who is born and brought up in Switzerland and is working in Dubai. ...
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Marriage to a Jehovah’s Witness is it possible? [duplicate]

My girlfriend is a Jehovah’s Witness and I am a MFM member. But I love her so much! Can I marry her?
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Marriage and communion [duplicate]

I am a widow and Catholic. My fiance is a non-Catholic and he was granted a nullification by the Tribunal. Can I take communion if we marry in a civil ceremony?
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Jehovah's Witnesses officiating a non religious wedding?

We are not having a religious wedding, just a wedding venue in temecula and reception following right after in the same location. We want a family/relative to officiate our wedding rather someone ...
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Have any married couples been canonized at the same time?

There are countless saints in the Catholic Church, and while many of them have been celibate, some have been married (e.g. Thomas More, Elizabeth Ann Seaton). Have any married couples been canonized ...
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Was this (allegedly gay) marriage in a Catholic Church valid?

The Spanish newspaper El Pais wrote an article the other day (with an awful clickbait, I must say), where it told the story of two women married by the Catholic Church in 1901. The story goes that ...
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According to the Greek Orthodox Church can one marry a Maronite Catholic?

Is a wedding between a Greek Orthodox to a Maronite Rite Catholic permitted and can the ceremony be performed in the Greek Orthodox Church?
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Minimum age of marriage in the Catholic Church through the ages

I was watching a fictional series situated in XV century France, where a girl (princess) aged 8 married a +18 years old man (prince), through the Catholic Church. I wonder whether that was actually ...
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Obligation to get married with partner?

Are Catholics obligated to get married with their partner (i.e., Is the Catholic faith against domestic partnerships)?
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Could Jesus have married in secret? [closed]

There is no Sin in keeping a marriage private an off the books. Jesus would want his wife children safe and free from persecution. I have always wondered if Jesus could have had a wife in secret? Was ...
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Jehovah's Witness view on a potential member marrying a non-Witness

What is the official Jehovah's Witness position regarding a woman who is studying with the Witnesses and who wants to marry a worldly man (a man who is not a Jehovah's Witness)? We want to get ...
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Was Martin Luther's marriage to Katharina von Bora due to their love for each other?

The documentary series This Changed Everything: 500 Years of the Reformation includes a section in episode 1 about Martin Luther's marriage to Katharina von Bora. Dr. Frank James (President and ...
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How do Filipino Catholics get a church annulment when their state marriage is valid, considering the Philippines doesn't have divorce?

My previous questions were kind of wrong: Why is it harder for Filipino Catholics to get a church annulment? Marriage invalid. Would a church annulment require a state annulment or state divorce? Why ...
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Why do Filipino Catholics have a harder time to get a church annulment?

This question may be wrong. I think the right question is in the following link: How do Filipino Catholics get a church annulment when their state marriage is valid, considering the Philippines doesn&#...
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To what extent did the Chinese government force Catholic priests to marry?

In his book The Souls of China, Ian Johnson writes about a type of religious persecution that was inflicted on some groups in China during the Cultural Revolution (1966–76): Across the country, ...
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Can a non-Catholic receive Baptism (to formally marry a Catholic), without converting to the Catholic faith?

I am a practicing Catholic who wishes to marry my Buddhist girlfriend. For the marriage to be a valid sacrament in the eyes of the Church, she must be baptized as a Catholic - something she would be ...
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Marriage non catholic and divorced [duplicate]

I am a baptized Christian (church of England). I was married in a civil ceremony (Registry office in the UK) 15 years ago but divorced 10 years ago. My ex wife was never baptized. My fiancee is ...
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Does the Catholic Church allow annulments in the case of infertility?

Mary marries John and both have good intentions of living together and raising a family. After x years it's discovered that one cannot have children and nothing can be done medically. Can the other ...
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Help in calculating cousin degree according to Catholic Church

This post is a follow-up from here. I have a distant cousin who have a relationship with me as follows: My dad's sister is a first or second cousin with her uncle, though my dad and her uncle are not ...
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According to the Catholic Church, is it a sin to marry your cousin?

According to the Catholic church, is it a sin to marry your distant cousin? I am looking for two-three answers from someone who is knowledgeable in Catholic ecclesiastical laws: (1) What degree of ...
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What was Samuel Rutherford's view on the role of pastors in wedding ceremonies?

Samuel Rutherford was an important 17th-century Presbyterian theologian who had significant influence in the drafting of the Westminster Standards, still widely used as a part of the constitutions of ...
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Why is it not that a state divorce is actually an argument AGAINST a church annulment petition rather than a necessary condition for such petition?

This question may be wrong. I think the right question is in the following link: How do Filipino Catholics get a church annulment when their state marriage is valid, considering the Philippines doesn&#...
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Does the priest ask for reasons to prevent a marriage during a Catholic wedding?

In some movies the priest says the following phrase during a wedding: "Whoever is against this marriage should speak now or be silent forever". Does this tradition exist in the Catholic church (...
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How could Queen Victoria of England marry her first cousin?

How could Queen Victoria of England marry her first cousin? Isn't it forbidden by the church to marry one's first cousin?
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According to Catholicism, is marrying a woman who had children out of wedlock a sin?

I am assuming here that marrying a divorced woman is a sin, according to the Sermon on the Mount. If that is the case, what about a woman who had a child but never married? Is the child’s father ...
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According to Catholicism, is marrying a divorced woman a sin of continual adultery?

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus says that marrying a divorced woman is a sin. Certainly having sex with a married woman is adultery, but Jesus also calls it adultery to marry a divorced woman. ...
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How do Catholic courts evaluate evidence admission?

Say I'm married and I snoop into my spouse's personal belongings and discover some kind of evidence that, if it would be admissible, would prove beyond reasonable doubt that my church marriage is void ...
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Marriage invalid. Would a church annulment require a state annulment or state divorce?

This question may be wrong. I think the right question is in the following link: How do Filipino Catholics get a church annulment when their state marriage is valid, considering the Philippines doesn&#...
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Must all Mormons marry and have children?

Mormonism believes "that God’s [first] commandment for His children to multiply and replenish the earth [Gen. 1:28] remains in force". Does this mean all Mormons must marry and have children? Or can ...
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Can Catholics attend the secular wedding of two people baptized as Catholics?

I was born and raised Catholic, but became Wiccan a few years ago. My fiance is Catholic, but neither of us wants a Catholic wedding. We've decided on a secular ceremony, neither Christian nor pagan....
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Are couples with secular marriages not allowed to serve in their Catholic parish?

Are couples who are not married in the Catholic Church, but are married civilly, really not allowed to serve in their parish? What I mean by "serve" is to act as a head of a particular parish ...
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To Catholics: Natural Law and Marital Intimacy [closed]

I have a bit of a different perspective since I am not a Catholic yet but am starting to learn about Catholicism. I am currently non-denominational, but I’m waiting for RCIA to start and I have weekly ...
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Did St. Augustine think sexual pleasure = concupiscence?

Did St. Augustine think sexual pleasure and concupiscence are identical? If not, why do some people seem to think this? Concupiscence is simply a disorder in which the body rebels against the rational ...
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Which denominations believe in eternal marriage?

Which Christian denominations believe that marriage can be eternal, i.e. can continue in the next life?
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Do the Eastern Orthodox think the state of virginity is more meritorious than marriage?

Do the Eastern Orthodox think the state of virginity is superior and more meritorious to the state of marriage? If so, what modern Eastern Orthodox theologians support this view? cf. Is virginity ...
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A question on Cohabitation [closed]

My question is regarding cohabitation of man and women prior marriage. According to the Catholic Church what is the formal position on this? Acceptable or not? References would be much appreciated. ...
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If a monk dies after been married to a woman, who inherits his legacy?

If a monk, after he made his eternal vows, quits his monastery and marries a woman by law and his 'marriage' with the monastery is not annulled by the pope, to which is his legacy (capital) going when ...
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Are there any Christian denominations that believe in sex and marriage in the afterlife?

After an interesting set of articles put forward in the chatroom, I'm curious to know if any christian denominations have said a marriage can continue in heaven, and if the conjugal act continues in ...
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How was Queen Keran, wife of Leo II of Armenia, able to become a nun?

Queen Keran (or Kir-Ann, d.1285) bore her husband Leo II (d.1289) fifteen or sixteen children. By all accounts, she was a loyal and devoted wife. This article on http://enacademic.com/ states: Many ...
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Do Mormons believe that marriage is eternal?

Do Mormons believe that marriage is eternal?
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Can a bishop allow Marriage between cousins?

Does a bishop have the extraordinary power to allow marriage between first cousins? As per canon law 1091 it is not possible. Please give me a clear answer.
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Can Prince Harry marry his fiancée by the Church of England's precepts?

Prince Harry, from the British Royal family, is to marry his fiancée. The communicate was: According to several newspapers (e.g. here), A royal source said it would be “a happy church wedding” ...
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Can a Catholic have communion if they married outside of the Catholic Church?

My husband and I were married by a Protestant pastor, not a Catholic Priest. I have returned to the Catholic Church a couple of decades later. Can I participate in communion, or does my husband have ...
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What is the process for remarried couples to convert to Catholicism?

I was reading and trying to understand Amoris Laetitia and came up with this question below. The documents talk about irregular couples and basically say that everyone undergoes different timing ...
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Can I have my marriage blessed in the Roman Catholic Church? [closed]

I married a Catholic divorcee in a non-Catholic church. Can I have my marriage blessed in the Catholic Church?
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What does Lev 18:18 “Rival Wife” Mean? [closed]

Leviticus 18:18: Do not take your wife’s sister as a rival wife and have sexual relations with her while your wife is living. I always wondered why it says it like this. Instead of, "do not marry ...
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Marriage between syrian catholics and roman catholics?

In Kerala, what is the difference between a Syrian Catholic and a Roman Catholic? And can they marry each other?
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If Eastern Orthodoxy sees marriage as an eternal and unbreakable bond, why do they permit divorce?

The Wikipedia article for Marriage in Eastern Orthodoxy describes in almost poetic terms how marriage cannot be dissolved, even by death, because Christ has defeated death. If I'm interpreting all ...