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God chooses what we go through. We choose how we go through it.

Cohabitors Tend to Be…….

Cohabitating couples tend to be younger

Cohabitors tend to be less educated

Cohabitors tend to have lower incomes

Cohabitors tend to be more liberal

Cohabitors tend to be less religious

Cohabitors tend to be less committed

Cohabitors tend to be more selfish

Approximately 58% of those who marry were living together (cohabitating), versus virtually none fifty years ago.

An astounding 70% of women in England currently cohabitate before marriage, compared to only 5% in the mid-1960s.

Cohabitors who marry are 50% more likely to divorce.

Cohabitation has diverted millions of people from ever getting married.

Living together unmarried is a trap. If it does lead to marriage, it does not lead to happy committed marriages.

Cohabitation has become a substitute for marriage. A bad substitute!

The rate of divorce for those that choose to cohabitate before marriage is about 80%. “If you dream of marrying someday, don’t move in together,” or “Please move out of that cohabitating situation.

From: Living Together – Myths, Risks & Answers by Mike & Harriet McManus, Cofounders of Marriage Savers

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