Without revealing the gender, relationship, race, or age of this couple, I wanted to see if you think they should get married.
Chris is in love with Pat. They are both believers. They love Jesus and follow Him whole-heartily. Chris and Pat have been dating for 2 years and now they want to get married. They aren’t physically intimate, since they believe that sex and all sexual activity is not within God’s will unless two people are married. Chris and Pat love each other. They are committed to a life of faithfulness, consensual love, and Christ-honoring service. They both want to exalt Christ in their marriage and tell many people about Him. They want their future marriage to glorify Jesus and showcase His love for the world.
But there are two problems. First, most forms of traditional Christianity don’t think they should get married, believing that such a marriage would be an abomination. Second, they are infertile. In fact, both Chris and Pat are unable to have kids for biological reasons and yet they still love each other. However, some Christians in the church believe that their inability to have kids has disqualified them from getting married. But Chris and Pat love each other. And they believe that their mutual love and faithfulness qualifies them for marriage. After all, they are roughly the same age and are incredibly compatible. They don’t have the “gift of celibacy” and even though other believers don’t think their marriage is within the will of God, they believe that their mutual love, commitment, and Christ-exalting love for each other validates their marriage. And so, this summer, Chris and Pat plan on getting married. After all, their marriage will harm no one, not even themselves. If it’s not destructive, then how could it be sin?
So, do you think that Chris and Pat should get married?