Is A Platonic Live In Relationship OK?

Q. Thank you for this website. It has been very helpful in my relationship with Christ!

I have a question about my mother. She is currently living with her fiance and she says that there is nothing wrong with living with him because they are not having sex. What does the Bible say about things like this? Is is okay for her to live with him? She says that she has committed no sin. Is she right? Thank you very much and God bless you, your family, and organization.

A. If she’s truly living in a platonic relationship, then she’s not sinning, at least in the physical sense. But the Bible says that if we even think about having sex, it’s as if we have, (Matt. 5:27-28) and that we’re supposed to avoid even the appearance of evil (1 Thes. 5:22).

It also says to let the one who is without sin cast the first stone (John 8:7) so be careful in accusing her.

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