The Bog of Lost Scholars

June 27, 2015

A Note on Marriage

Filed under: People, Culture, and Society — castiron @ 7:26 pm

My husband and I have been married for several years. Both of us divorced previous spouses, and as far as I know, neither of our previous spouses committed sexual infidelities while married to us.

According to Matthew 19:9 and Mark 10:11-12, this means that the marriage between my husband and me is an immoral relationship. So it is entirely reasonable to question whether by Christian standards we are actually married in the eyes of God. And we can certainly expect that some churches would have refused to solemnize our marriage, or would be unwilling to admit us as members now unless we repented of our marriage and separated.

There is absolutely no doubt, however, that we are married in the eyes of the law. The State of Texas placed no impediments towards our legal union, despite our union being wrong according to the words of Christ himself. No matter where we live in the United States, we are considered legally married.

Congratulations to all the couples who may now enjoy the same rights and responsibilities of legal marriage that my husband and I do, and may expect to have these rights and responsibilities recognized under the law no matter where in the United States they live.

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