For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,
(Mark 10:7, NIV)
Many couples think that living together is a good way to find out if they're really compatible. But the truth is that living together is more likely to destroy a couple's chances of a good marriage. Almost half of all couples who cohabit break up before the wedding. And even if they do marry, couples who cohabit beforehand are fifty percent more likely to divorce.
They're also more likely to become victims of violence. An American study found that women are three times more likely to be assaulted by a live-in boyfriend than by a husband. And a child living with a mother and her boyfriend is thirty-three times more likely to be abused than the child of married parents.
The best way to become compatible is to make the commitment to your partner in marriage and then ensure that Jesus Christ is the head of your home.
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