(Closed) Church Weddings/ Living together

posted 8 years ago in Christian
Post # 3
3758 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I don’t think they would refuse you… they may frown apon it but I doubt they would refuse to let you get married there. 

Post # 4
134 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I know that my church and any of the churches I have attended in the past or through friends would not marry a couple who is living together… Our pastor also did our premarital counseling and was up front about it.  That being said, co-habitating couples get married by someone all the time, and some of those officiants are probably pastors.  I think it’s best to ask?

Post # 6
138 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Im protestant and my fiance is catholic, out of respect for his family we are getting married in the catholic church. We have been together for just over 5 years and lived together for 4 and a half….the priest has no problem marrying us. In fact he is happy we are finally getting married! haha

Post # 7
5106 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Pupperoni: We’re both Catholic, and maybe you might be referring to a thread I started?? I hope not, I didn’t want anyone to worry!

That being said, I truly believe it depends on the priest that will be officiating. I’ve heard some couples say that their priest was more laid back about it (as ours was), and some that feel you shouldn’t be living together before the big day. If you’re doing pre-marital counseling beforehand, you will be asked this question. I was worried about it initially as well seeing as how we’ve lived together 4+ years. Ultimately it was more important to me to be honest about our living situation, and I was surprised by the reaction (or lack thereof) that I received.

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