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I must stress this: She is a born again believer as well as I, and we both love each other and wish to marry. Should I feel at peace with my decision to marry her? But is it the sexual intercourse that makes the marriage?
We even have a special word for it: we say that after a couple has their first sexual intercourse that the marriage was consummated (made complete).
In fact, notice that Shechem didn't even feel love toward Dinah until after having intercourse with Dinah. But for our point, it demonstrates that sex did not create a marriage.
He wanted his father to negotiate a marriage but did not realize why Dinah's father and brothers were so upset with what he had done. We are not told the full marriage ceremony -- there is no reason to assume that all of it was recorded for us -- but it appears that a part of their marriage customs was the bringing of the bride into the chambers of a man's mother.
His soul was strongly attracted to Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the young woman and spoke kindly to the young woman.
So Shechem spoke to his father Hamor, saying, "Get me this young woman as a wife." And Jacob heard that he had defiled Dinah his daughter.
I am currently dating a lady I have been seeing now for over a year. She is also a Christian and a very beautiful woman inside and out. She has a young son from a previous non-marital relationship. I wish to raise him up with biblical principles and godly love and respect. I am a little unsettled though, as of late, because I have ran into some teaching that has made me put on the breaks with regards to getting on one knee and asking this lady to be my wife.My reservations: want to commit adultery by marrying her if she is indeed "married in God's eyes" as many people teach today.Your web site has helped, but I figured I would ask you personally about the matter as it is a life application question. Since God only permits sexual intercourse in a marriage, it is not surprising to learn that shortly after a marriage, most couples have sex.But notice that Joseph and Mary did not have sex until Jesus was born (about six months later).
This demonstrates that marriage is an act separate from intercourse.
It is somewhat similar to our idea of a contract, but carries a deeper meaning and weight than our modern-day contracts.