Hi, friends in exile, got a minute?
Not long ago a dear young woman posted that she was moving in with her boyfriend. She asked advice from her FB friends. I only have one word of advice: get married first. Young men without the restraint of truth revealed by God would be happy to indulge in handy sexual activity from a live-in arrangement, while propping the back door open for easy exit if the felt-need arises. The Yiddish proverb comes to mind: “Why buy the cow when the milk is free?”
Genesis 2:24 (NIV) says, “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.” This was repeated by Jesus in His teaching about human sexual fulfillment, and then again by the Apostle Paul. It is the The Plan. I like to summarize it like this: “Get married, stay married, and like it … to the glory of God.”
Why set yourself up for a probable heartbreak in the not-too-distant future? Hold out for a real man who will make a promise he is willing to die to fulfill.