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A controversial retreat aimed at bringing together Christian families who want to find husbands and wives for their children has been cancelled after an outcry against the group that promoted it.
originally posted by: mOjOm
a reply to: stosh64
Pretty wild stuff alright.
You quoted one of the parts that caught my attention as well.
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
a reply to: ketsuko
What I find distressing is yes, the kids don't know any better because their entire reality is defined by what their church "allows" them to see and know.
Is it right for kids to betrothed at age 12? How can a 12 year old make that kind of decision for themselves?
If even a 1-month old fetus has rights, then what about these kids? Shouldn't these kids be allowed to make informed decisions on marriage without their religious community clouding their perception?
And yes, they are "others" because the belief system they chose to buy into an indoctrinate their children with is far outside the societal norm. They've chosen to isolate themselves and believe in cherry-picked passages from a 2,000 year old book. They've chosen to make themselves a cultural oddity in America.
3) We on our site use the word ‘betrothal’ to refer to the entire set of principles, which differ from those of courtship and dating, which are taught by Scriptures for the path to marriage and several related subjects.
A) The sufficiency of Scripture for the path to marriage
B) The authority of the father over the marriage of their virgin children
C) The continuing authority of the father after marriage
D) The importance of the betrothal covenant versus:
E) The problematic nature of the quasi-covenants of dating, courting, or engagement
F) The importance of young, fruitful marriages
G) That a ‘bad’ marriage is to be preferred over no marriage
We use the word ‘betrothal’ in all three of these ways, but we tend to use it in the third way the most. This site is dedicated to teaching on these issues, and refuting the false views of the modern church.