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Is it wrong for an unmarried couple serving in church leadership to claim that they reside together due to one person caring for the other who has a disability?

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live in maid
---francis on 3/29/13


I cannot judge the situation. I knew a couple college students who moved in together without sex, next she was pregnant and I was invited to the wedding. My sister lived 5 years with her fiance in a platonic relationship in which they lost interest in another and he married a divorced woman instead. I cannot criticize when I believe living together is more appropriate than marriage and that I view MOST MARRIAGES are unholy matrimony. There are appearances of wrong. What you say, the one is a care-giver, these are not intimate?
---born on 3/29/13


No it is not wrong in any circumstances which do not involve a sexual relationship.

Unfortunately there will be those who will point a finger claiming to know things which are not knowable.

Sadly you are accused here of trying to spread gossip (just as I have been on several occasions) by the same self-appointed morality police woman of Christianet.

I say to her "Judge not lest ye also be judged."
---Rita_H on 3/29/13


Is it wrong for an unmarried couple serving in church leadership to claim that they reside together due to one person caring for the other who has a disability?
---CVG on 3/27/13

The answer is no, it is not wrong for them to live together

wrong to be sexual

not wrong to share the same house, and care for each other
---francis on 3/28/13


Good answer, KarenD.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/27/13




CVG, what kind of an example are you setting for the youth, for those in the church and for those outside the church?

1Thes5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

2Cor6:3 Giving no offence in any thing, that the ministry be not blamed:

2Cor8:21 Providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.

What say ye?
---trey on 3/27/13


Is one of the couple actually a caretaker of the other? If that is the case, I find no fault in it.--e.lee7537 on 3/27/13

I agree, but if not a caretaker than I they shouldn't live together. Everyone use excuses to live together.
If he or she cares so much, then get married.
Or just care for the other one during the day time and go back home at night.
---Nikki on 3/28/13


prayer

it depends

people can justify what they are doing

And if leaders have unity, all can be right together, or they can all be helping to justify each other.

I have thought about marrying a woman who is older than me, so I could care for her when she gets older . . . in case she needs help. But, for her reputation and conscience, and in order to do things right, I don't think I would be right to stay with her without marrying her. But this is in our case. She is only about ten years older than me. If a lady was older, maybe we would be all right together without being married.

I guess it depends on their relationship. Celibates can easily be together without problems. They can help each other.
---willie_c: on 3/27/13


Is one of the couple actually a caretaker of the other? If that is the case, I find no fault in it.
---e.lee7537 on 3/27/13


CVG...Perhaps your pastor knows more about this situation than you do. Ask your pastor instead of spreading rumors at the church.
---KarenD on 3/27/13




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