Shacking up. Living in sin. Fifty years ago, cohabitating with one’s significant other before marriage was described in pejorative terms and often thought of as immoral.
Today the picture is quite different. Living together prior to getting hitched has increased 1500% since the 1960s, and 30% in just the last decade. While almost half of Americans disapproved of the arrangement in 1981, a quarter-century later that number fell to 27%. Today, 2/3 of new marriages are preceded by cohabitation.
Why has living together before marriage become so common? There are several reasons.
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Author: Brett and Kate McKay
Keywords: Sex, Premarital sex, Pre marital sex, Sex before marriage, Monogamy, Teen sex, Porneia, Fornication, Sexual sin, Shacking up, sleeping together, living together, cohabitation, premarital cohabitation
Bible reference(s): Pro 5:18-19, Pro 18:22, Mat 19:10, 1 Corinthians 5:1, 1 Corinthians 6:13, 1Co 6:18-19, 1Co 7:1-2, 1Co 7:9
Source: “Should You Live Together Before Getting Married?” The Art of Manliness, June 7, 2017.
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