Older people living together as brother and sister


#1

Can an older couple live together unmarried as brother and sister while they wait on an annulment(which is not guaranteed).


#2

Sure. I’m also sure that some people here will say no because of scandal, but it’s 2018, and their actions and intentions are what God sees, so I say go for it


#3

Sure. The only requirement is that they not sin. Younger people can do that also but experience tells us that the temptation is too great for most couples. I know an older couple who were dating waiting for an annulment. There rule was no touching of any kind. The issue is putting oneself in the approximate occasion of sin.


#4

If you’re to the point in your life where the relationship is more about companionship than about sex, so you can control whatever urges you have, then it seems reasonable to me.


#5

This is a question for their pastor, not the internet.


#6

When my grandfather died - a year or so later -
my grandmother, 79, hooked up with a old man of the same age.
They lived together in a condo.
They kissed in front of us - etc -
They both said it was money issues - that they didn’t marry - etc
None of the family liked it.
They never accepted the old man -
and looked on my grandmother as eccentric.


#7

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