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Is it okay to kneel to propose to a woman?

I usually try to be very careful when kneeling down for things as I know the LORD only wants us to worship him and him alone. Now I love this woman I have been in a relationship with. I would like to ...
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How many Married Bishops at Nicea?

Do we have any indication from original sources, or secondary sources, how many of the Bishops who participated at Nicaea I were married?
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Do marriages have their own guardian angel?

Societies (churches, cities, nations) have guardian angels, but does every marriage or family have its own guardian angel? Marriages and families are societies, too. Has any Catholic angelologist (...
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Can continuous sinning be forgiven?

As far as I have understood, God can forgive all sins (Romans 5:8, 1 John 1:9), least blasphemy against the Holy Spirit (Mark 3:28-29), and that we are not to judge (Matthew 7:1, Luke 6:37, John 7:24) ...
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Why is Boaz's marrying a Moabitess accepted when later it was found necessary for Ezra to break up such a marriage?

Ezra's Drastic Divorces In the book of Ezra (ch. 9 and 10) we learn of Ezra being extremely agitated at the intermarriage of Jews with...Moabites. When I heard this thing, I rent my garment and my ...
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Are there any denominations that teach a complementarian view of heterosexual marriage, and also recognize same-sex marriages?

Are there any Christian denominations that teach a complementarian view of opposite-sex marriages (the husband should lead and the wife should submit), while also recognizing same-sex marriages? If so,...
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Can the Catholic Church err on particular grounds for an annulment in a marriage? [duplicate]

In session 24 of the Council of Trent, Canon IV, the Church teaches that "If any one saith, that the Church could not establish impediments dissolving marriage; or that she has erred in ...
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Where does Chesterton mention that popular culture suggests an innate understanding of sexual fidelity

In Mere Christianity, in the chapter on Christian Marriage, CS Lewis says, "As Chesterton pointed out, those who are in love have a natural inclination to bind themselves by promises. Love songs ...
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Why did God institute marriage at Creation if Jesus states that there is none at the resurrection?

If Creation as it was made was good in God's eyes before the Fall, and in the New Heaven and New Earth in Revelation restores Creation to what God intended it to be, but marriage is not part of the ...
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Does the sacrament of marriage presume a desire for children?

So I heard priests literally claiming: "A marriage entered with no desire to have children is invalid." Of course, we all know that in the ceremony, the couple is asked: "Are you ...
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Jacobite girl and Catholic Boy (Syro-Malabar) marriage and inter-liturgy (Can we have Syro-Malankara mass in Syro-Malabar church)

I was thinking about the marriage between a Syro-Malabar boy and a Jacobite girl. I know there are norms and rules about marriage between people from both churches and it is allowed. But the girl has ...
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What is the earliest canon law reference that contraceptive intercourse does not consummate a marriage?

What is the earliest canon law reference that contraceptive intercourse does not consummate a marriage? Fr. Hardon, S.J., defines "consummated marriage" as A marriage in which after the ...
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Is a Catholic marriage valid if one or both spouses are in a state of mortal sin at the wedding?

Suppose Alice and Bob are both Catholics, and they are getting married. If one of them has committed a mortal sin and has not been to Confession at the time of the wedding, is their marriage valid?
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Did Paul give authority over fathers to decide on their marriage?

1 Corinthians 7:36-38 says: But if any man thinks he is behaving improperly toward his virgin, if she is past the flower of youth, and thus it must be, let him do what he wishes. He does not sin; let ...
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Do Catholics Recognize Second Eastern Orthodox Marriages as Valid?

It is my understanding that the Eastern Orthodox can get married a second time after a separation when their first wife is still living. It is also my understanding that Catholics do not permit this ...
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Does Swedenborg express in his writings anything concerning the life of the people in Eden?

I've lately been interested in the life of the people in Eden. According to Emanuel Swedenborg, how separated is it from the life we are living today? How did husbands and wives interact? What were ...
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Will a Greek Orthodox priest in America marry a couple who haven't civilly registered the marriage?

A senior citizen couple I know were married in a Greek Orthodox church ceremony without ever obtaining a marriage license. The priest agreed to do this. Is this allowed by the Church? I know several ...
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What do Jehovah's Witnesses teach about resurrection, marriage and reproducing on the paradise earth?

I realise that Jehovah's Witnesses believe there will be survivors from Armageddon who do not die and who will enter into the earthly kingdom. Then billions of dead people will be resurrected with ...
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Looking for the Source of a Teaching on Sexual Ethics from Benedict XVI or JP2

Years ago, I recall being taught that Benedict XVI once said that it was licit for a husband to perform cunnilingus on his wife in order to help her climax if she did not during the ordinary process ...
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Does the Bible provide an age of consent?

I was debating with my Muslim friend on the immorality of Mohammad marrying Aisesha at an incredibly young age (Sahih al-Bukhari 5134), in which he responded that nowhere in the Bible does it give an ...
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According to Catholic moral theologians, is it more conducive to the unbaptized's possible salvation to marry or remain single?

According to Catholic moral theologians, is it more conducive to the unbaptized's possible salvation to marry (other unbaptized) or remain single?
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What happens in heaven if you remarry?

Let me just pretext by saying I am not a Christian and everything I say is based on my limited knowledge as a non-christian. I am asking this question purely out of curiosity. Please correct me if ...
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Can a non virgin have a church wedding?

A friend of mine who is a Christian made a mistake and lost her virginity before marriage. According to the rules of the Assemblies of God denomination, can she still have a church wedding?
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Impact of Catholic Church Sanctions on Remarried Divorcees' Salvation?

Does the imposition of legal sanctions by the Catholic Church on divorced individuals who have remarried carry actual spiritual consequences in the context of their relationship with God, or is it ...
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Isn't churches charging for weddings simony?

My question is essentially identical to the one in the Reddit post "Simony and wedding fees", which has yielded no satisfactory answer. Essentially, how are wedding fees charged by a church ...
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Transfer from one Eastern Rite (Chaldean) to another Eastern Rite (Maronite)

I am baptised Maronite Catholic, and my partner is Chaldean Catholic. My partner has never been a part of his Chaldean Church, never attended his church and has no involvement in his community. This ...
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According to Catholicism, why can unconsummated marriages be dissolved?

What is the philosophical/theological logic for why unconsummated (ratum tantum) sacramental marriages can be dissolved?
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How many wives can a Christian have?

How many wives can a Christian have is it allowed to have 4 or 3 wives? Can I have marriage of multiple women as a believing christian?
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What is the biblical basis for saying that Matthew 22:30 refers to all marriages ceasing at death?

At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven. (Matthew 22:30, NIV) I recently posed this verse as a question to Swedenborgians who ...
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Is John the Baptist a Christian Martyr? [closed]

Merriam-Webster defines martyr as "a person who voluntarily suffers death as the penalty of witnessing to and refusing to renounce a religion." John the Baptist did suffer death, the first ...
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Married saint who convinced spouse to enter religious life?

Was there ever a saint who, while living, convinced his or her spouse to enter religious life?
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Conjoined twins and marriage and sex

Abigail Loraine Hensel and Brittany Lee Hensel (born March 7, 1990) are American conjoined twins. They key thing here is that they (are female and) have '1 set of reproductive organs' unlike females ...
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How do Swedenborgians understand Jesus' words on marriage in the resurrection in Matthew 22:30?

At the resurrection people will neither marry nor be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven. (Matthew 22:30, NIV) Jesus here seems to pretty clearly indicate that marriages from ...
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According to LDS, is the Apostle Paul wrong that remaining unmarried is spiritually better than being married?

Kingdoms of Glory contains the following which I have taken from the accepted answer to this question: From another revelation to the Prophet Joseph, we learn that there are three degrees within the ...
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According to LDS can an unmarried person be exalted equally with a married person or at all?

From an LDS article on marriage: The covenant of eternal marriage is necessary for exaltation. The Lord revealed through Joseph Smith: “In the celestial glory there are three heavens or degrees; and ...
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What Early Church Father taught that marriage is between a man and a woman?

It is very obvious that marriage biblically is defined as being between one men and women one (Genesis 2:23-24, Matthew 19:5-6, Mark 10:6-8, 1 Corinthians 7:2, Hebrews 17:4) but what Early Church ...
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Why does the marriage bond cease with death?

I know Jesus says marriage ends with death, but I don't understand WHY marriage ceases to exist with death. I prefer Catholic answers to this question.
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According to Mormon Church, can "co-parents-in-law" marry?

Same question as here but for Mormons/LDS. I don't see how a married couple's becoming step-siblings is any different from step-siblings' become a married couple. It's just a matter of which comes 1st....
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Do catholic rules apply to former catholics?

According to this article one is catholic if: There are clear, classical and traditional requirements of being a Catholic, most recently expressed by Pius XII. He states that the members of the ...
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Can step-siblings marry in Catholicism?

(Ok this is gonna be weird but a cursory look doesn't turn up any credible sources.) I'm asking because of my previous question: According to Catholicism, can "co-parents-in-law" marry? I ...
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According to Eastern Orthodoxy, can "co-parents-in-law" marry?

Same question as here but for Eastern Orthodox. I don't see how a married couple's becoming step-siblings is any different from step-siblings' become a married couple. Suppose Alice and Bob are widows ...
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According to Catholicism, can "co-parents-in-law" marry?

Same question as here but for Catholicism. I don't see how a married couple's becoming step-siblings is any different from step-siblings' become a married couple. Suppose Alice and Bob are widows (or ...
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Remarriage of divorced, where adultery doesn't occur until after the divorce?

For convenience, assume that this also applies with the male/female roles reversed: But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit ...
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Biblical basis for treating a second marriage as sinful even in cases of adultery?

Matthew 19:9 (NIV) I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery. Many Christians believe it is okay to remarry if a previous ...
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Can Catholics receive a canonically valid marriage after civil elopement?

Would it be legitimate in the eyes of the Church if two Catholics eloped civilly prior to receiving a Catholic wedding - then later enter in to a canonically valid marriage after the 8 month waiting/...
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What was the early church fathers view of interfaith marriage?

I am very opposed to interfaith marriage and believe interfaith marriage to be a fundamentally wrong view, but what was the Early Church Fathers view of interfaith marriage - ie a marriage between ...
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What was the Early Church's view of sexual immorality and sex outside of marriage?

What was the early church's perspective of sexual immorality and sex outside of marriage? I know the biblical perspective, but I am incredibly interested in how the early church fathers viewed this ...
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Are registers signed during a Convalidation ceremony

My husband is Roman Catholic and I m Pentecostal. We married under a lot of pressure with no family members present. After much strife our families have agreed We have been trying to book a notice of ...
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Is second marriage forgiven [closed]

If you were in the world and got married before you were saved, but you divorced because it just wasn’t a healthy relationship, and you divorced your partner without him knowing until later when you ...
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What is the role of a witness during wedding?

I'd like to know what the role is of a witness during wedding ceremony besides signing the wedding paperwork? Is there a spiritual duty of some kind? A godparent or a confirmation sponsor has a role ...
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