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April 2, 2020
FamilyLife Blended® with Ron L. Deal

It’s Time to Rethink Cohabitation

April 3, 2020

I think it’s time to rethink premarital sex and cohabitation.


In today’s culture sex before marriage and living together is the norm. But what if God’s precepts against doing so were meant to protect you from the pain of a break up? The best research shows that cohabitation disrupts the formation of a long-term commitment. And cohabiting parents break up at a higher rate and inadvertently expose their children to dangerous home situations. Since up to 40% of all children will spend time in a cohabiting home let's rethink this and let God protect us.

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About FamilyLife Blended®

FamilyLife Blended® provides  biblically-based resources that help prevent re-divorce, strengthen stepfamilies, and help break the generational cycle of divorce.

About Ron L. Deal

Ron L. Deal is the Director of blended family ministries at FamilyLife®, and is the author/coauthor of the books The Smart StepfamilyThe Smart Stepdad, The Smart Stepmom, Dating and the Single Parent, and The Remarriage Checkup. Ron voices the FamilyLife Blended short feature and is one of the most widely read authors on stepfamily living in the country. He is a licensed marriage and family therapist who frequently appears in the national media, including FamilyLife Today® and Focus on the Family, and he conducts marriage and family seminars around the countryRon and his wife, Nan, have been married since 1986 and have three boys.

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