Some time back I opened the USA Today and as I grazed the news I reached the Opinion section. There Amanda Marcotte, one of their regular contributors on pop culture, wrote: “as youthful cohabitation rises, parents should accept it and educate their children on sex.” She used Angelina Jolie as an example who in 2011 shocked her fans telling them she lived with her boyfriend when she was fourteen and planned the same for her daughter. Here we have the nation’s newspaper trumpeting propaganda for younger and younger fornication with the parental stamp of approval. Boys and girls at fourteen years old are not yet out of elementary school. Marcotte’s promised panacea is actually a Pandora’s Box of promiscuousness and perversity. If it is ever opened, as was the closet, we will have a hard time closing it. This is Just-A-Minute.
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I have posted a new article on my blog entitled, Marriage and Cohabitation. It is filled with statistics on cohabitation and the superiority of marriage.
Cohabitation is when two people live together outside of marriage in a sexual relationship. It is condemned in Scripture. Hebrews 13:4 says, “Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.”
The extraordinary book, The Case for Marriage by Linda J. Waite and Maggie Gallagher provides more statistics than anyone would ever need to see that Marriage is far superior in every way to cohabitation. It is strongly recommended to everyone who is interested in the subject.
Here are some additional disturbing statistics:
First, we know that a cohabiting boyfriend is the person most likely to abuse a child. From British child-abuse registries, we learn that a child living with his or her mother and a live-in boyfriend is 33 times more likely to be abused than a child living with his or her biological married parents. From a study of inflicted injury deaths in Missouri, we learn that children living in households with unrelated adults were 50 times more likely to die of inflicted injuries than households with both biological parents present. In 82% of the cases, the “unrelated adult” was the mother’s cohabiting boyfriend.
When we do what we want, regardless of the advice and wisdom of others, we are putting ourselves in harm’s way and laying a foundation of pain. Let us all submit to God and realize that He has a better way in Scripture! (Genesis 2:18-25)