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Old 12-05-2014, 07:58 PM   #1
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I have a question about marriage...

I have decided not to marry or have children, what does the faith teach about this type of decision?
 
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Old 12-05-2014, 09:40 PM   #2
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I've heard it said "Marriage is encouraged but not required" I have yet to find the scripture that encourages it, though. Perhaps someone else can help. Either way: not required and thus the decision is fine.
 
Old 12-05-2014, 10:33 PM   #3
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This is a good site for the Baha'i explanations

Baha'i Faith, Relationships and Marriage; Marriage Transformation

God Bless and Regards Tony
 
Old 12-06-2014, 04:20 AM   #4
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I have decided not to marry or have children, what does the faith teach about this type of decision?
Sounds boring to me.

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Old 12-06-2014, 05:05 AM   #5
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I have decided not to marry or have children, what does the faith teach about this type of decision?
Is perfectly OK, no problem.
Look to Lights of Guidance number 1267.

My personal opinion is, you will have less suffering.

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Old 12-06-2014, 09:50 AM   #6
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as far as I know, there are no prohibitions about staying single BUT considering that fact that bringing up children who are of heavenly and innocent nature is one of the best things one can do, I assume that it is better to get marry. moreover the tests in a marriage are of the most difficult yet the best kind of tests to build ones soul. I am recently reading a book by Emanuel Swedenborg which is called "Heaven and Hell". one chapter in this book, explains the reasons to get marry. I am really convinced by the strong reasons brought up there. in one part it says:

"l. The path of marriage love
toward heaven led into constantly increasing blessings and delights until
they were beyond number or description. The deeper they were, the
more of them there were and the more indescribable they were, all the
way to the delights of the inmost heaven, the heaven of innocence. All
this was accomplished with the greatest freedom, because all freedom
stems from love; so the greatest freedom comes from marriage love,
which is the essential heavenly love."

http://www.ghostcircle.com/wp-conten...n-and-Hell.pdf
 
Old 12-16-2014, 01:05 PM   #7
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I have decided not to marry or have children, what does the faith teach about this type of decision?
Your not required to marry.
 
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