(Larry Tomczak) USA Today published the results of a national survey among 18 to 31-year-olds regarding living together. A whopping 76 percent of young Americans said that cohabitation before marriage is fine. If you have children or grandchildren, do you think they’re being influenced by this cultural trend? It’s on television, in movies and commonplace among celebrities and sports heroes. The stark reality is that 65 percent of “altar-bound” singles—many of whom identify as “Christians”—now live together before marriage.
Adding to the conversation are people making statements like the following: “Look, times have changed. We have to face certain realities of living in the 21st century. We’re going to get married eventually. Like buying a car, you’ve got to try it out first. What difference does a certificate really make—it’s just a piece of paper. We’re older … more mature … been divorced … not ready financially … aren’t sexually involved … providing parents for a child … benefiting from tax incentives …have peace that God understands our unique situation … look how many people even ‘Christians’ are doing it!” FULL REPORT