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March 20, 2008

Q&A – What does scripture say about engagement?

Q: Can someone at the church answer a question for me. I have been trying to see what Scripture says about engagement and how it is suppose to work. I haven’t been able to find anything. Is engagement biblical? What is the purpose of me getting engaged before I get married and how long should an engagement last?

A: Thanks for your email. The only verse in the bible where the word engaged is actually mentioned is in 1 Corinthians 7:36. The way we see “engagement” in our culture today is similar to what scripture describes as “betrothal.” In the Bible, the process for a man and woman becoming husband and wife had some differences to the way our culture approaches it today.

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