#5155

Joy Freeman
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@jfreeman

Melanie,

I think this is important to remember in all our encounters with people who are fully committed long term, but do not choose marriage.  This speaks to me of the multiple complications that can come in the institution of marriage in the church being both a spiritual and legal thing.  I sometimes wonder if it would be prudent to separate the two like is done in other countries where you have to go to the courthouse to get married and the church is simply a spiritual ceremony.

Just some ponderings.

Joy