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12 percent of couples living together are unmarried The percentage of unmarried couples living together has increased ten-fold, from slightly more than one percent of all couples in 1960 to nearly 12 percent in 2011. Cohabiting couples as a percent of all coresidential couples The percentage of unmarried couples living together has increased ten-fold from 1960 till 2010.
People who are married are healthier, less likely to have problems with alcohol, have lower rates of suicide, have lower rates for mental illness, enjoy greater longevity, are much less likely to be unfaithful, and are more financially secure than people who cohabit. Rather than proving a test run for marriage, living together proves to be a test run more often for eventual loneliness and misery.
SHACKING UP IS A SIN! Hebrews 13:4 Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge. 1 Corinthians 6:18 Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that commits fornication sins against his own body. Galatians 5:19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sen- suality …
INFILDELITY IS A SIN ! Matthew 19:18 Thou shalt not commit adultery, 1 Thessalonians 4:3-6 For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; 4 that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, 5 not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; 6 that no one transgress and wrong his brother in this matter, because the Lord is an avenger in all these things, as we told you beforehand and solemnly warned you.
Proverbs 6:32 The one who commits adultery with a woman is lacking sense; He who would destroy himself does it. Matthew 5:28 … but I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
DIVORCE Malachi 2:15 For the Lord God of Israel says that He hates divorce… HOMOSEXUALITY IS A SIN ! Leviticus 20:13 If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.
Romans 1:26-27 For this reason God gave them over to degrading passions; for their women exchanged the natural function for that which is unnatural, 27) and in the same way also the men abandoned the natural function of the woman and burned in their desire toward one another, men with men committing indecent acts and receiving in their own persons the due penalty of their error. THE FOLLOWING STATES ALLOW SAME-SEX MARRIAGE ConnecticutConnecticut DelawareDelaware IowaIowa MaineMaine MarylandMaryland MassachusettsMassachusetts New HampshireNew Hampshire New YorkNew York Rhode IslandRhode Island VermontVermont WashingtonWashington Washington DCWashington DC
Ephesians 5:25... Husbands, love your wives just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her; Ephesians 5:28-29 … So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself; 29 for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church, Ephesians 5:33 … Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband. Colossians 3:19 … Husbands, love your wives, and do not be embittered against them.
1 Peter 3:7 … You husbands likewise, live with your wives in an understanding way, as with a weaker vessel, since she is a woman; and grant her honor as a fellow heir of the grace of life, so that your prayers may not be hindered. ASSERTING AUTHORITY AND DEMANDING OBEDIENCE are not the same thing.
Ephesians 5:22-24 … Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body. 24 But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything. Colossians 3:18 … Wives, be subject to your husbands, as is fitting in the Lord. 1 Peter 3:5-6 … For in this way in former times the holy women also, who hoped in God, used to adorn them- selves, being submissive to their own husbands. 6 Thus Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord, and you have become her children if you do what is right... Titus 2:5 … being subject to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be dishonored.