Alone Together Before The Wedding

Q. If somebody wants a marriage based on love and falls in love is it wrong? I mean loving somebody who is a Christian and who knows Jesus as his/ her personal savior. So meeting each other before marriage, hugging, kissing, is that wrong in any sense ?

A. This is more a cultural issue than a Biblical one. All the Bible prohibits outside of marriage is sexual intercourse. Some cultures prohibit couples from being alone together before marriage as a means of avoiding temptation, not because such meetings aren’t Biblical. Often in arranged marriages the bride and groom have very little contact with each other and are never alone together before their wedding either.

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