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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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I don't think you'll find anything other than Christian tradition that makes a lot of prescriptions for "legitimate" marriage. Marriage is essentially defined in Genesis 2: Genesis 2:24 (NASB … ) For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. I don't recall any laws in the OT that make prescriptions for marriage
answered Jun 25 '12 by mojo
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suggest that sex fulfills its purpose when it is experienced by two people who are committed (for life) to each other. Compatibility is an important issue for marriage, but even that is not absolutely … sexual compatibility). Sex is not the reason a marriage will succeed or fail. It is pleasurable enough that it will always be a positive thing (over all) between two people who are committed to and …
answered May 19 '14 by mojo
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Though I'm not a woman or a confidant of women, I've never heard this spoken of before in Protestant circles. That doesn't mean it doesn't happen, but I don't think this is a typical consideration. A …
answered Sep 18 '13 by mojo
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such a relationship is allowed is within marriage. So, in order for a man to have that kind of relationship with a woman, she would have to be a wife of some kind. Concubines were essentially wives of lower status. They were still bound to the one man. …
answered Apr 28 '14 by mojo