I have a comment about the original post in the 'Become one flesh' thread, but that thread has gone off into a discussion about divorce, so I thought I'd start a new thread. Maybe some of my thoughts will affect the divorce discussion, but I think this thought is separate enough to warrant a new thread. The original question was "How do men divide that which God has made one flesh?" There are several verses that talk about marriage, where a man leaves his parents and cleaves to his wife and becomes "one flesh". However, there is one other verse that talks about becoming "one flesh": 1 Cor 6:16 What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. This seems to be saying that simply having sex with another person makes you "one flesh" with that person. If this is the case, what happens when someone does this and later repents? Is the "one flesh" ever divided? If you've had sex with someone, whether they are your spouse or not, are you "one flesh" until death? Can someone be "one flesh" with more than one person at a time? What does "one flesh" even signify in the first place?