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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    If a man and a woman are living together, they are "cohabiting." That's what the word means.
    What if they are brother and sister?

    I have a friend who is letting her brother live with her because he is a useless piece of flesh who can't keep a job and nobody else in the family will help. And despite all that, his sister loves him enough to keep him off the street by letting him live with her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    If a man and a woman are living together, they are "cohabiting." That's what the word means.
    In a broad sense only. It's typically used to refer to a man and woman living together as if they were married, which includes sexual relations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaxb View Post
    The only appearance of evil that I could think of is that some people might think that they are fornicating.
    That's a definite possibility.

    If they were falsely accused of fornicating, they might have a difficult time disproving that false accusation.
    Which is why it's good not to present the opportunity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carrikature View Post
    In a broad sense only. It's typically used to refer to a man and woman living together as if they were married, which includes sexual relations.
    I was using the broad sense. Is there a better word to use?

    @ Sparko: I believe there were generally exceptions for family.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    I was using the broad sense. Is there a better word to use?
    I don't know of a better word, no. I think it's important to keep in mind its typical meaning when answering questions based on it, though. That's what moves the line from "not ok with couples" to "not ok unless related".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carrikature View Post
    It's not necessarily inappropriate within Christianity, but it's typically frowned upon. To the extent that you're a potential stumbling block, there's reason enough to avoid it. It doesn't have to be that big of a deal, though. It would be a different question if you were cohabiting.
    It's a stumbling block if they are attracted to each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    What if they are brother and sister?

    I have a friend who is letting her brother live with her because he is a useless piece of flesh who can't keep a job and nobody else in the family will help. And despite all that, his sister loves him enough to keep him off the street by letting him live with her.
    Did she give him a deadline to find a job and keep it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    If a man and a woman are living together, they are "cohabiting." That's what the word means.
    It means to live together as if they are a married couple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaxb View Post
    Did she give him a deadline to find a job and keep it?
    she tried, but he is an alcoholic and can't keep a job. He is using her, but she is big hearted and doesn't want him living on the street (he actually did for a while)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    she tried, but he is an alcoholic and can't keep a job. He is using her, but she is big hearted and doesn't want him living on the street (he actually did for a while)
    What can she do to bring about change in this situation?

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