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THE LITTLE PIECE OF PAPER THAT MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE - How Living Together Before Marriage Diminishes Life After the Vows

#1 - WHY PEOPLE COHABIT BEFORE MARRIAGE - AND ARE THESE REASONS VIABLE?

Speaker
Rev. Don Horban
Scripture
Hebrews 13:4
#1 In The Series "THE LITTLE PIECE OF PAPER THAT MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE - How Living Together Before Marriage Diminishes Life After the Vows"

I admit there is a certain mistaken logic to the reasons I frequently hear from professing Christians as to why they are sure it's simply prudent to have a trial period of living together before committing to a permanent marriage relationship. They're simply extrapolating the same reasoning we all use in other large life decisions. Unfortunately, a vow-binding marriage isn't like a car or a shirt on a store hanger. By nature, there is no way to take a vow-binding marriage off the hanger and try it on before purchasing. It is the biggest commitment in any life and, by definition, can only be experienced after the irreversible commitment has been made. 


This is what has made cohabitation without marriage the fastest growing type of relationship in the country. It seems to offer the test drive marriage vows don't allow. Not surprisingly, as the church so typically seems to follow culture's lead, this same arrangement is widely accepted, even among people who think they are disciples of Jesus Christ.

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