65: Is it Wrong to Live Together Before We’re Married?
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The question answered herein this episode comes from a regular listener, after he listened to episode 55: Why Does Sexual Purity Matter? His questions is about cohabitation before marriage. Many people in today’s culture have abandoned traditional values, and many couples jump into cohabitation situations before marriage.
In this episode, Kenny answers the questions, “Is it Wrong to Live Together Before We’re Married?” Kenny says yes, and he gives three primary reasons:
1) The reality of sexual temptation makes cohabitation a really bad idea.
2) If we live with our future spouse before marriage, we are not above reproach.
3) Living together violates the pattern God established in Genesis.
These reasons need to be seriously considered and evaluated before any person jumps into any cohabitation situation.
Kenneth E. Ortiz (M.Div.) is a professor and recruiter at Bethlehem College and a pastor at Cities Church in St. Paul, MN. He has 15+ years of vocational ministry experience. He’s also a podcaster, author, and Ph.D. student. Kenneth lives in Bloomington, MN with his wife Malaina, they have one daughter.