Mennonites and dating
In recent years, the rules regarding marriage and divorce have been relaxed somewhat as the Mennonite population has become more urbanized and mainstreamed.Marrying outside the Mennonite faith is still largely forbidden and can lead to people being excommunicated from the church.
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Like many conservative Christian groups, Mennonites hold marriage to be a sacred and lifelong commitment between one man and one woman.
Excommunication usually means being cut off from the community, the church, and even one’s own family.
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We know that everything should be done for the glory of God, but sometimes it’s easy to subconsciously leave some activities off the list. In dating, it’s easy to get our focus off God and on ourselves and our wants.
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Most Mennonites believe marriage was instituted at the beginning of the human race as a part of God’s plan for humanity, and human nature is designed in such a way that a man and woman can realize complete satisfaction and happiness when they are married.
Many Mennonites believe marriage to be the most intimate of all human relationships.
Unmarried women are to be subservient to their fathers until they are married.