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Old 03-22-2005, 02:04 PM   #1
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To those that will or did wait...

What if you were stranded on an island (a very unfortunate shipwreck) with the one you loved before you were married? Surviving was not an issue, food and water were plenty. Your life on the island is indefinate. Do you continue to abstain? Do you spend years sleeping in separate huts? It's obvious you're going to be faithful to each, but if there's no minister what happens? Or do the laws of marriage only exist in society?
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Old 03-22-2005, 02:07 PM   #2
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oh i couldnt care less about marriage, if its only two of us, who else do we need to declare us married??



edit: oh sorry, this was for the ones who actually are abstaining.
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Old 03-22-2005, 02:24 PM   #3
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Interesting. I have abstained up to this point and plan on continuing to abstain until marriage. However in this situation, the only reason I'd say "yes" (continue to abstain) would be b/c no WAY would I ever want to give birth in such a place. I guess that makes me a hypocrite!

PS. You CAN sleep together and not have sex. We do it all the time.
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Old 03-22-2005, 02:27 PM   #4
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You CAN sleep together and not have sex.
True but I've heard some that even think that's a sin.
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Old 03-22-2005, 02:33 PM   #5
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obviously marriage is the sacred bond between two persons, but in such a situation your faith and your christian teaching must decide for you......
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Old 03-22-2005, 02:37 PM   #6
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In that case...
I would get illegally married.

It doesn't have to be a punishment from God.
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This would obviously is a test from God
to see if one wants to go to Hell.
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Old 03-22-2005, 02:50 PM   #8
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This would obviously is a test from God
to see if one wants to go to Hell.
For that?

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i don't think God cares one way or the next.

doesn't he have better to do than keep tabs on who's sleeping with whom?
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Old 03-22-2005, 03:06 PM   #10
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i don't think God cares one way or the next.

doesn't he have better to do than keep tabs on who's sleeping with whom?
I'd hope so, heh.
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well
he might forgive you

as long as you don't look at any exposed breasts.
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God does care if you have sex before marriage. Sex was created to be something for married couples to not only have children, but enjoy each other and grow closer together (and not just in a physical way) To have sex outside of marriage is a sin, and unfortunately, one that I committed. As I mentioned in my journal, my wife and I actually got pregnant before we got married. We tried to wait, but gave in to temptations and it altered our lives forever. (Not that we regret where we're at or having our son or anything, but it made life very difficult for a while.) We were going to get married anyway, but things sped up a bit. Although we felt like hypocrites and like we failed God, our families and each other, we had loving families a great church and of course, forgiveness through Christ.

To answer the thread question, of course the temptation would be there and I'd probably justify everything just to have sex, but if I knew we weren't getting off the island and we both wanted to get married, then I think the best thing would be to just go before God in prayer and honestly, humbly ask to be united in one in his eyes.
That's what I see marriage as anyways — a union between a man and a woman before God. (By the way, I'm not trying to start a big political debate or anything with my answer, it's simply how I feel about it.)
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True but I've heard some that even think that's a sin.
I've even heard that if you use a tampon you're not a virgin anymore

As for the question, I'm with LivLuvAndBootlegMusic. Giving birth there would be horrible!
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To answer the thread question, of course the temptation would be there and I'd probably justify everything just to have sex, but if I knew we weren't getting off the island and we both wanted to get married, then I think the best thing would be to just go before God in prayer and honestly, humbly ask to be united in one in his eyes.
Good call.
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Old 03-22-2005, 03:17 PM   #15
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I've even heard that if you use a tampon you're not a virgin anymore
Wow, that's rather extreme.
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