Holy conduct in marriage

Marriage should be honoured and the matrimonial bed kept "undefiled" (Hebrews 13: 4). The insight that the body of a reborn individual is the dwelling place of God, and also the property of the Most High, results in the obligation to live a holy life (1 Corinthians 6: 19-20). This applies in particular to one's conduct in marriage (1 Thessalonians 4: 3-4; see also 13.3→).


Marriage is the union of man and woman as desired by God. As an image of the fellowship of Christ with His church, it is intended to be indissoluble. Given this context it is advisable to protect and promote matrimony. (→)


Any married individual who engages in sexual intercourse with anyone other than his or her spouse, and any unmarried individual who has sexual intercourse with someone who is married, commits adultery. (→)


Violation of this commandment has already occurred if adultery has already been played out in thought. (→)