The Christian Church emphasises non-sexual love. Most marriages were arranged for financial reasons. This may be a counterintuitive reading, but we must listen to the text. Sexual activity and procreation, of course, can take place outside the context of marriage, but classical Jewish texts do not see that as proper. The tongue-speaker became the divine mystic. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. The fathers owned the women daughters, wives, concubines, handmaidens, servants etc. Fifty-six percent said that it's appropriate to move in with someone after dating for a time between six months and two years. You can wash your feet and spend the night and then go on your way early in the morning. A concubine or pilegesh is a woman who, though involved exclusively with one man, does not receive the legal benefits of marriage. Nonetheless, for traditional Jews, premarital sex is not without halakhic legal complication. Sometimes, though, people do not meet an appropriate mate despite a conscientious search, and sometimes marriages end in divorce. Temple prostitution was actually the practice of the prostitutes in the Temples of Corinth selling their services as a part of the worship of a pagan fertility goddess, which was what Paul was warning against when he spoke of uniting the members of Christ with a prostitute in I Corinthians 6: Today many women have the same social and political freedoms that men have always had. Flee from sexual immorality.