You might be surprised to find out that many swingers are faithful and religious people. We all have our own personal positions and opinions on religion. We are all different people and what works for one couple might not work for another. There are some lesser-known religious groups and houses of worship that embrace consensual non-monogamy. Of course, the percentages will more likely reflect the religious breakdown of your own local region.
Ethics and Religion Talk: May a Consenting Married Couple Engage in "Swinging?"
Adultery and God in the Swinging Lifestyle – Life on the Swingset
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Ethics and Religion Talk: Can a Christian engage in "Swinging?"
Is the swinging lifestyle compatible with Christianity? So, are they right, and is the matter closed once and for all? Some of the reasons why some Christians have a strong view that Christianity and swinging are incomparable have to do with a warped view of what Christianity is. Further, some have a warped view of what certain words and texts of Scripture are really saying.
Swinging and being non-monogamous is a delicate topic for many Christian believers. The New Testament says the commandments reside in our hearts, and the holy spirit dwells within us as we are temples of God, so our conscience should do justice in helping us answer such questions. Christians are asked to live like Christ, follow his instructions, and live following the bible. The days in which the bible was written bears little resemblance to the era we are in right now. This opens up a challenge because it creates room for specific questions none of us have straightforward answers, and one such question is: Can swinging be acceptable within a Christian marriage?