I came across an interesting article in The New York Times recently called “The Decisive Marriage.” The premise of the article says:
New research shows that how thoughtfully couples make decisions can have a lasting effect on the quality of their romantic relationships. Couples who are decisive before marriage — intentionally defining their relationships, living together and planning a wedding — appear to have better marriages than couples who simply let inertia carry them through major transitions.
Now keep in mind this isn’t a study conducted among Christians, so we know that no matter how decisive you are about living together, it’s not a good idea and goes against God’s plan. So assuming that we’re all on the same page about why living together is wrong, let me point out a few interesting things from the article.
The study found that past relationships matter.
In the study group, most people had had sex before marriage, reporting an average of five sexual…