As a singles pastor 20 years ago, I saw the destruction—spirit, soul, and body—of disregarding God’s word on sex and marriage.
I saw it much too often.
The trend since then has been getting worse and worse.
- Nearly 7 in 10 teens believe in living together without getting married.
- Half of teens with a religious background support two people living together before getting married.
Today, many couples, not a few, and who are active in your church, choose to live in this disobedience to Biblical instruction and values.
Remember, God’s wisdom is not man’s wisdom or respected by the culture.
What God’s Word says is not “legalism” or “old fashioned”, but rather:
- For our protection
- For our benefit
It’s God’s grace.
God is a loving Father who knows His children … and He wants the best for them (Psalm 103:5)
His rules on marriage are a guide to successful relationships and our safeguard against divorces, disease, and death.
God warned Jerusalem that the sins of the people would lead to her demise:
“Woe to the bloody city, to the pot whose scum is therein, and whose scum is not gone out of it! bring it out piece by piece; let no lot fall upon it.” (Ezekiel 24:6)
Think about it.
When a cooking pot is corroded, nothing put inside it is edible.
Sex outside of marriage poisons what it touches and ruins what could be a beautiful, God-given gift.
If we are obedient to Christ with our relationships and glorify him with our thoughts and actions, He will bless you far above any temporary happiness that sexual immorality could ever provide.
What are your thoughts about Christian couples who live together without getting married? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org