The majority of American adults believe it’s a good idea for couples to live together before tying the knot. That according to a recent study by the Barna Group. Two thirds of adults (65 percent) think cohabitation before marriage is good, compared to one-third (35 percent) who disagree.

Unsurprisingly, the most religious groups in America are the least likely to think cohabitation is a good idea. Family Therapist and author Dr. Linda Mintle weighs in on the debate, saying the research doesn’t back up the belief that cohabitation before marriage will make a future marriage stronger. READ MORE