1. Can you see why Bella is afraid to marry Edward? Is it something that would affect your decision to get married at a young age?
yes and no, I wish i had got married so young, i met my husband in high school and we lived together for years before getting married wish we'd done it sooner (i am an elderly 32!!!)
i love that edward has morals and wont sleep with her for fear of her not getting into heaven, thankfully God forgives.
2. The intimacy level between Edward and Bella really jumps up a notch here. How did you feel about that? How do you feel about their decision to try to make love while Bella was still human?
they are two people in love, so it makes sense, though if i had written this chapter or if i re wrote it i'd have Bella sucessfully seduce Edward, hes a vampire! but still a man, hes in love with her, it would be almost impossible for a real man to say no in the same situation.
3. Again the question arises about Edward having a soul. What do you think about this subject? Do vampires have souls?
well if vampires did exist in the way meyer has imagined them, ie created by God like animals are and us, then i would assume they do have souls.