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Why Get Married? (And stay married) Socrates: “By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you’ll become happy. If you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.” Pros and Cons of Marriage [I Cor. 7] Seen as the ideal in O. T. separation in Gen. 2:20-23 = people “need a helper” So, Gen. 2:24 – leave parents & be united to wife. Yet N. T. Says marriage isn’t for everyone – being single is a gift (I Cor. 7:7) and Paul advocates it. Yet 7:12 says “I, not the Lord” and 7:25 “I have no command from the Lord” – not a universal command, but 7:26 “because of the present crisis” Eunuchs for Christ – Matt 19:10-12 But Bible seems to imply it’s generally expected behavior (I Cor. 7:1&2), especially if strong sex drive (I Cor. 7:9) Pray about it – seek God’s will regarding singlehood.
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Unformatted text preview: But also consider the advantages of marriage (Most of this is from Norval Glenns work wrote scathing critique of most M & F texts: said they emphasized problems of marriage & overlooked advantages, and texts give too much space to variant sexuality & lifestyles (Amish highlighted, Baptists ignored). Metaphor of pruning better person, more spiritual fruit because pruned. Prov. 27:17 sharpening each other Positive qualities of spouse helps you sharpen in those areas and you help them sharpen in their weaknesses. Functions of Marriage 1. Sexuality encourages the bearing of children and defines who can have sex with others; defines legitimate & moral sex. 2. A means of caring for kids, and socializing children into security helps them become ready for adult world....
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course PSY 200 taught by Professor Miller during the Fall '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

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