Cohabiting does not make for happy marriages.
A “dog bites man” story for Christians, but a bit of a “man bites dog” story for the New York Times.
Interesting: For at least 40 years, Progressives have told us that heterosexual couples don’t need to get married while living together or before having children, that a marriage certificate/license was “just a piece of paper.”
Now they tell us that many homosexual couples need to get married, or they can’t be happy.
This paragraph captured something important: “I’ve had other clients who also wish they hadn’t sunk years of their 20s into relationships that would have lasted only months had they not been living together. Others want to feel committed to their partners, yet they are confused about whether they have consciously chosen their mates. Founding relationships on convenience or ambiguity can interfere with the process of claiming the people we love.”
The writer is considering only the effects of living together, but a friend said something similar that sex creates a bond, even where there wouldn’t otherwise be one, and for most spontaneous pairings that is not a good thing.