- Jun 2014
It may be different for those that intend eventually to marry each other and have a sexual attraction for each other. The examples the UHJ gives is not that.
The UHJ gives the clear standard for when living together crosses the line: "what Baha'is would consider immoral is people who are not married living together as husband and wife, and indulging in sexual relations."
Anything that does not cross that line, clearly and plainly established by the Universal House of Justice, permitted, full stop.
Just because a situation does not perfectly match the handful of examples the UHJ gives of permitted living arrangements doesn't mean it isn't permitted.
The UHJ is clear on what, precisely and exactly, is the thing that makes a living situation improper. To draw the line anywhere else when such clear guidance has been given by our holy institutions seems presumptuous to me.
It is a simple standard, unquestionably clear, and sound advice: "what Baha'is would consider immoral is people who are not married living together as husband and wife, and indulging in sexual relations."