Thank you for your input. I don't have anyone in particular to do either with right now, so not I'm not seeking advice. I'm just curious about how the law defines marriage and trying to keep that legal definition distinct from any religious definition. Just clarifying the nature of my question.LizaSymonenko said:Well, if you plan to
That's what I figured you were after. If I was going to comment on it from a moral standpoint I don't think I could have said it better than Liza did above.Melodist said:Thank you for your input. I don't have anyone in particular to do either with right now, so not I'm not seeking advice. I'm just curious about how the law defines marriage and trying to keep that legal definition distinct from any religious definition. Just clarifying the nature of my question.LizaSymonenko said:Well, if you plan to
I've been married before solely for reasons which had nothing to do with having a "marriage".Melodist said:What are the legal benefits of marriage and what is the practical difference between being married and just living together?
Nicolai said:Hopefully Liza will know who this is!!
A little humor about marriage:
1. Competition for the premier parking spot in the driveway
2. Loss of closet space
3. "What's mine is mine and what's your is mine as well"
4. Huge water bills
5. Romantic getaways - the Kitchen does not count
These are just to name a few!!
I agree mabsoota, had I been a man , Liza would have just gotten herself a stalker period!mabsoota said:lizasymonenko,
r u a nun?
or did the guys at orthodoxChristianity.net just get lucky?!
Like Ismi said, it's most likely going to be the intent that counts. If you and the girl were the only ones living there then your intentions might come under suspicion, but as it is you're renting a room.ironchapman said:Since it's kinda sorta related to this topic, I've got a question for you guys.
My apartment is co-ed, with two guys (including me) and one girl. I'm not romantically or sexually attracted to the girl, and each of us has separate bedrooms (well, they sleep together and leave the other room as a "guest room"). In fact, the other guy and her are engaged. I'm just here because I needed a room and this was the only place the complex had for me. I was originally supposed to be in an all guy apartment, but the guy whose room I was supposed to take decided to renew at the last minute after I had already signed my lease. This was the only place they had left for me, so I took it.
Would this present any problems in trying to join the Orthodox church?
That sounds awfully familar.LizaSymonenko said:Well, "sleeping" around....and that's exactly what cohabitation is without marriage leaves the parties involved feeling a void. I don't care how much they claim to be "in love", if the partners cannot commit to each other than there's going to always linger this thought in the back the mind that you are not loved and are only being used for intimacy, to clean house, to be a companion...and yet, you are not good enough to be a true "part" of that person for life
LOL true.IsmiLiora said:If you have a boyfriend, and you complain about him saying, "Ugh, my boyfriend," everyone else will question why you are in that relationship.
But if you are married, and say, "Ugh, my wife/husband," everyone will understand.
So basically, you get to be mean.