In your opinion, what constitutes a marriage? What the choices might be (with a nod to various cultural views): A couple living as man and wife, yet have no formal or legal document. A couple living as man and wife, and have a formal or legal document. A young man and a young lady who have been pledged by parents. A man who sees a young lady and takes her to himself (whether she resists or not). A man who buys a lady to take to himself (whether she resists or not). A man that gathers multiple ladies to himself (whether they resist or not). What in the list was left out? If you oppose some item on the list, would you explain what Scriptural ground would form the opposition?