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  1. Exaltist Ethan

    Why Is It Standard Practice for Religious Widows and Widowers to Remarry Later?

    This is part of an ongoing conversation that I've been having with @Trailblazer , and this topic was inspired by her. Pretty standard question. According to almost every religion after you die you remain alive in spirit. It is already a given that you will die someday, so why is it okay to...
  2. Jacob Samuelson

    Are Humans created Monogamous?

    Hi RF, Of course there might just be something in the air as there are OPs already popping up around this issue, but I am curious to know from everyone's different religious background how they consider the creation of man in being monogamous. As background, I have been doing a lot of study...
  3. Ehav4Ever

    Paul's Opinion or the Holy Ghost?

    So, in 1 Corinthians 7:1 it is stated, "Now for the matters you wrote about: It is good for a man not to marry." Later in 1 Corinthians 7:8-9 the following is stated - “To the unmarried and the widows I say that it is good for them to remain single, as I am. But if they cannot exercise...
  4. danieldemol

    What God has not joined together: Humanist weddings in Scotland now outnumber Christian ones

    ‘Marriages celebrated through a non-religious belief ceremony are now outnumbering Christian ones in Scotland as the nation increasingly turns its back on churches. Official stats reveal that for the first time there were more humanist marriages in Scotland last year than there were Christian...
  5. Thanda

    Question for Americans on the Left

    I'm a South African and have just been watching a show "sister wives". One of the wives mentions that growing up they were always told to be weary of the outside world - the outside world being those outside of their polygamous communities. She goes on to say that they were told to fear the...
  6. G

    Would you marry someone whose first-degree relative has a severe mental illness?

    Personally, I wouldn't. A severe mental illness like schizophrenia has a strong genetic component. Even if my prospective spouse is perfectly healthy, the fact that she has a first-degree relative with the illness makes it somewhat likely that our children will be born with a genetic...
  7. C

    Jewish atheist - seeking advice/shared experiences

    Hi folks. I am facing an religious/ethical quandry, and I am looking for others who have experiences to share that may prove useful. It's a bit of a tricky situation so let me explain. I was raised Jew-ish. American Reform, barely observant household growing up. Had a Bar Mitzvah and then...
  8. Brickjectivity

    Future of Marriage Matchmaking

    Hi, I'm Mr. West (but could be Mr. Right). I have a question about how marriage is going to work in the future assuming that we figure out how to do it better, matching people up to people that work for them. I'm interested in hearing about things like the impact of Eharmony and services which...
  9. A

    Cohabitation Debate

    What do any of you think about the Roman Catholic sacrament of Marriage? Should couples cohabitate before marriage? What is your stance on the matter?
  10. YeshuaRedeemed

    Can gays or bisexuals be Christian?

    Gay Christian 101 - Affirming God's glorious gospel good news for all LGBTs. Click the preceeding link for proof of the affirmative answer I support. I am a Christian, and I love Yeshua so much. If I could take a special pill to not be bisexual, I would. Why would I choose to be demonized by the...
  11. stvdv

    Is a peaceful inter-faith marriage possible?

    Is a peaceful inter-faith marriage possible? Translated Dutch Proverb: 2 religions on 1 cushion the devil sleeps in between them [agree?y/n] What problems you get when you get children? 1): Christian + Atheist [to make it not too complex] What are the obstacles? What are the solutions? Can only...
  12. SalixIncendium

    When Is It Permissible to Marry?

    My brother and sister-in-law, who are Catholic, were required to partake in a pre-marriage interview with the pastor of their church which was a process of multiple meetings that, as I understood it, was a form of the Church signing off on the marriage as a legitimate sacred covenant. With such...
  13. Sara Thinks

    Rights of Women | Debated According to Bible Vs Quran

    Are Women oppressed? Bible Vs Quran Can they Divorce? Bible Vs Quran Are they Slaves? Bible Vs Quran What is the Status and Role of Women? Bible Vs Quran Watch this video to see the response
  14. SalixIncendium

    Are Humans Truly Monogamous?

    It is a widely accepted social consensus that humans are monogamous creatures, intended to mate with one partner for life. This is a tenet in religious belief structures and is, for the most part, universally accepted in Western culture. However, when one views divorce rates, in some...
  15. Athena Plato

    God’s Temple Mount Circumcision and Holy Bible Covenant Census

    Old Test-ament: "And God said, Let there be light: and there was light." God tried to teach Man the difference between Good and Evil.---The Book of Genesis, 1:3, King James Holy Bible. God gathered dust of the Earth (Gaia) to create the first Human Man (Adam), and took one of Adam’s Ribs to...
  16. DawudTalut

    To Improve Marriages - Related Matters and Taqwa

    Peace and mercy of Allah be on you….Matrimonial matters of young men and women, and latter family matters are such issues, which cause distress and unrest in homes from time to time….. Post-marriage, family problems do not cause troubles only for husband and wife, but they cause anguish to...
  17. DPK_RG

    Duties of Husband and Wife According To Atharva Veda

    Vedas are the most important Indian scriptures written by ancient intellectuals. It describes every duty of a person born in the Vedic religion. Atharvaveda is the fourth book out of the total 4 Vedas, but has been a late addition to the Vedic scriptures. It clearly describes the duty of Husband...
  18. Ana.J

    What is the secret of successful marriage?

    You know, there are couples that live happily ever after.....What is their secret? Do you know any example of that type of relationship? What makes a marriage successful? Is that compatibility or willingness to compromise? Maybe love or common interests? I just want to be armed and prepared...
  19. Ana.J

    How do you know that you have found the ONE?

    Modern relationships scare me...no deep emotional and spiritual connection, no responsibility...Married, divorced....I want to know how could you understand that you have found the right person? Should I just feel it? How to be on the safe side here and make the right decision? (Because I view...