Hey guys, what do you think of waiting until marriage for sex? You think it is an important aspect of the faith?

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Waiting is a great idea and is helpful for keeping one's faith strong. I thing a long-term commitment is important in making a relationship a good one in God's eyes.
Thanks

Hey Adam, to answer your question, I would say yes.  Marriage from a Christian understanding isn't just a contract (a business transaction); it's a covenant, an exchange of persons that creates a family bond.  Throughout salvation history, God has communicated with His people via covenants.  My favorite way to express this in marriage is that the "two becoming one" in marriage is so real that, nine months later, you might have to give that "one flesh" a name. 

Wow, that sounds really cool, thanks

Absolutely. My wife and I waited until we were married (we were both 25 when we tied the knot).  It's God's way and totally worth it.  Loved knowing it was all new to both of us and learned everything together. 

that's nice

I do not think it is an important aspect of the faith.  I think it is an important practice of the faithful, like tithing and church attendance.

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I don't think its necessarily an important aspect of Christianity.

I mean... According to song of solomon 2:7, you aren't even supposed to "love" someone before marriage.  

My personal belief is that as long as you are in a committed relationship its fine.

In the time the bible was written, most marriages were more or less sales agreements between family and sex was used to create children to work for the family on the farm.

The point I am getting at is... To me, its pointless religious red tape.  You mean to tell me that its okay to have sex with someone you essentially purchased that you met for the first time that morning and that you don't even love, because you were married in a church, but its not okay to have sex with someone that you love and may have been with for 10 years, but you aren't married? Hell, you technically aren't even married in God's eyes if you weren't married in a church.

I understand I won't have the popular opinion here.

You're married in God's eyes once you screw. Ceremony just makes it official.

i see your point, thanks for the answer

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