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

#3 - MAKE SURE THE MINISTER ISN'T CHEATING YOU OUT OF SOMETHING PRECIOUS AT YOUR WEDDING CEREMONY

Speaker
Rev. Don Horban
Scripture
Jeremiah 17:9
#3 In The Series "THE LITTLE PIECE OF PAPER THAT MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE - How Living Together Before Marriage Diminishes Life After the Vows"

We've been considering the faulty logic behind the astronomical rise in cohabiting relationships. Well over half of all marriages are now preceded by cohabitation. According to the cohabitation reasoning unsuitable future marriage partners are weeded out by what is called "natural de-selection." Over time unreliable potential marriage partners are discovered and eliminated. Eventually Mr. or Mrs. Right will emerge and all will end happily ever-after. 


And we've spent two weeks studying all the available evidence that this is not even close to the truth. Brad and Angelina don't live happily after as husband and wife just because they cohabited together for a decade. The authors of the National Survey of Families and Households conclude, "After reviewing all available studies the enhanced risk of marital disruption following cohabitation is beginning to take on the status of an absolute empirical generalization." In other words, the fact that cohabitation is harmful to future marriage is becoming an absolute - a general law - like the law of gravity. 



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