What the bible says about dating and marriage

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Most of us plunged in without carefully reading the instruction manual, confident that we could figure it out.

Meanings "the marriage vow, formal declaration or contract by which two join in wedlock;" also "a wedding, celebration of a marriage; the marriage ceremony" are from late 14c.

Figurative use (non-theological) "intimate union, a joining as if by marriage" is from early 15c.[W]hen two people are under the influence of the most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition until death do them part.

We gazed at each other as we said, "I do." I smile as I think of one of the most wonderful blessings that God has given me: the blessing of marriage.

Just recently, as I thought of the blessing my husband, Bro.

When we became young adults, we were at a church convention where I asked her for a date. We drove two hours to tour New York City instead of a local Pennsylvania mountain waterfall attraction as we had first planned.

That was the night I became faithful to my husband-to-be, not having met him yet.It was a warm, beautiful day in So Paulo, Brazil, on March 16, 1996. The music, the flowers, and the food were just perfect.Our families and friends were together for this important event.Long, passionate kissing definitely should be avoided.And French kissing is out--it's purpose is to be passionate and suggestive, not to express pure affection (plus, the stuff with the tongues just seems tacky, in my opinion).We own a home in the Piedmont area of North Carolina, and I'm now serving wonderful people as their pastor. To you, the reader, it might seem meaningless, but to my wife and me that's the brief outline of 35 years of a happy marriage.

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