Cohabitation

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The Downside of Cohabiting Before Marriage

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/15/opinion/sunday/the-downside-of-cohabiting-before-marriage.html?pagewanted=all&_r=4&&pagewanted=print

[That from the New York Times, no less.]

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Science Says…

The number of children born to unmarried parents in the U.S. grew tenfold in 70 years, from about 4 percent in 1940 to almost 40 percent in 2007…

http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/article_f4fa71da-2c24-11e0-b40c-001cc4c002e0.html

[It’s about time.   This   trend  was  long  overdue . ]

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CDC: Nearly 1 in 4 babies born to unwed cohabitors

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/cdc-nearly-1-4-babies-born-unwed-cohabitors

[Yeah, so, what’s supposed to be  wrong  with that?]

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95% of those who are monogamous, that is only one sexual partner in their life time — i.e. only their spouse — 95% are still in an intact marriage after the first five years. But for [women] who have had [even] one extra sexual partner other than her husband (almost always prior to marriage) the percent who are still in an intact marriage after the first five years drops to 62% and with two extra partners it drops almost to 50%.

https://www.mercatornet.com/family_edge/view/the-most-important-correlation-in-all-of-social-science/19344

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Studies Show Marriage Brings More Long-Term Happiness Than Cohabitation

https://www.christianheadlines.com/contributors/leah-hickman/studies-show-marriage-brings-more-long-term-happiness-than-cohabitation.html

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No Substitute for Marriage:  Co-Habiting Parents More Likely to Break Up, Hurt Kids

https://pjmedia.com/parenting/2017/04/11/no-substitute-for-marriage-co-habiting-parents-more-likely-to-break-up-hurt-kids/

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Report: Cohabitation, Not Divorce, is Now Driving Rising Rates of Family Instability          in America

http://www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2011/08/16/453980/229607/en/New-Report-Cohabitation-Not-Divorce-is-Now-Driving-Rising-Rates-of-Family-Instability-in-America.html

See, also…

http://live.washingtonpost.com/onlove-pitfalls-of-cohabitation/print.html

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… cohabiting couples… report lower levels of closeness, love, and satisfaction… Although women may view cohabitation as a stepping stone to marriage, men tend to see view it as a different and unrelated arrangement.

http://blog.heritage.org/2013/09/18/family-fact-of-the-week-dimming-aspirations-in-the-rise-of-cohabitation/

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Most family break-ups involve unmarried parents:                                                                Co-habiting couples four times as likely to separate

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2516347/Most-family-break-ups-involve-unmarried-parents-Co-habiting-couples-times-likely-separate.html

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Marriage is linked with numerous health benefits that simply cohabiting doesn’t seem to provide.

http://health.foxnews.mobi/quickPage.html?page=31737&content=102058616&pageNum=-1

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The new study found marriage was less likely to survive to the 10- and 15-year mark among couples who weren’t engaged when they lived together — findings similar to earlier research.

http://cnsnews.com/news/article/study-living-together-marriage-no-longer-predicts-divorce

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“... the proportion of cohabiting couples who are satisfied with their relationships has declined over time even as their numbers have increased. Not so for married couples whose satisfaction level has remained stable.

http://blog.fatherhood.org/bid/187041

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Married women are less likely to suffer depression than cohabiters or singletons

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2248212/Married-women-likely-suffer-depression-cohabiters-singletons.html?printingPage=true

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Cohabitation & Crime:

A study in the latest issue of The Journal of Law and Economics finds a link between out-of-wedlock births and rates of murder and other crimes.”

http://www.physorg.com/news197644722.html

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Women in cohabiting relationships were 9 times more likely to be killed by their partner than were married women.

http://jiv.sagepub.com/content/20/10/1310.short

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Justin Bieber Says No to Cohabitation

http://www.christianpost.com/news/justin-bieber-says-no-to-cohabitation-55399/print.html

[Isn’t that just like a conservative Christian (sorry, didn’t mean to be  redundant ) – i.e. speaking out before he does any actual research.  Justin Bieber, a mere boy, doesn’t have the slightest idea what the  complexities  of the  modern   cohabitation   issue  are,  let alone any of the   many   reasons  why  cohabitation  is both  personally   preferable  for many and  socially   advantageous  for most – including  for children .]

[Conservatives are morons.]

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Cohabitation & Divorce:

How shacking up leads to divorce

http://nypost.com/2015/02/09/how-shacking-up-leads-to-divorce/

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Premarital sex and the risk of divorce

http://www.popline.org/node/330910

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Couples who cohabit before marriage (and especially before an engagement or an otherwise clear commitment) tend to be less satisfied with their marriages — and more likely to divorce — than couples who do not.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/15/opinion/sunday/the-downside-of-cohabiting-before-marriage.html?_r=2&pagewanted=print

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Marriage and Poverty

http://familyfacts.org/briefs/8/marriage-and-poverty?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=culturewatch

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Family Structure and Economic Well-Being

http://familyfacts.org/briefs/31/family-structure-and-economic-well-being?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=culturewatch

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Marriage and Health

http://familyfacts.org/briefs/20/marriage-and-health?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=culturewatch

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Cohabitation & Sex:

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A [recent U.S.] study of hundreds of couples found those who waited to have sex were happier in the long-run.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2197073/The-wait-thats-worth-New-couples-delay-sex-longest-happiest.html?printingPage=true

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Why Women are Losing at Sex

http://www.breakpoint.org/features-columns/discourse/entry/15/20009

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When considering living together, men and women often have two different motives or agendas.  Women are more apt to view this as the natural phase before marriage — a progression toward, not a test of.  Meanwhile, men are more likely to see it, according to researchers, as a test of the relationship — or worse, a way to postpone a commitment.  Often without realizing it, women enter into this type of relationship with the same frame of mind she would have as a wife.  Instead, she has all the responsibilities and none of the protection of a legal marriage.  In a sense, she is demoted to little more than a modern-day concubine.

http://pjmedia.com/lifestyle/2012/04/23/cohabitation-how-to-become-a-21st-century-concubine/

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Saving sex for marriage leads to greater stability, communication

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/saving-sex-for-marriage-leads-to-greater-stability-communication

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The longer a dating couple waits to have sex, the better their relationship is                   after marriage

http://family-studies.org/slow-but-sure-does-the-timing-of-sex-during-dating-matter/

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Kinsey, Sex, and Lies: What They Didn’t Teach You in Sex-Ed Class

http://www.summit.org/resources/truth-and-consequences/kinsey-sex-and-lies/

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Rapid sexual involvement may have adverse long-term implications for relationship quality…  largely driven by cohabitation

http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1741-3737.2012.00996.x/abstract

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Reasons Shacking Up Before Marriage Is a Bad Idea

http://www.charismanews.com/opinion/46646-reasons-why-shacking-up-before-marriage-is-a-bad-idea?tmpl=component&print=1&layout=default&page=

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Cohabitation & Abortion:

83 percent of women who have had an abortion have cohabited

http://www.marri.us/abortion-demographic

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Cohabitation & Christianity:

Try Before You Buy?

http://www.salvomag.com/new/articles/salvo17/17koukl.php

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Why Wait Till Marriage?

http://www.probe.org/site/c.fdKEIMNsEoG/b.4218319/k.61C0/Why_Wait_Till_Marriage.htm

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Cohabitation – A Biblical, Christian Worldview Perspective

https://probe.org/cohabitation/

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Cohabitation & Children:

Researchers have consistently found that children born outside marriage face elevated risks of falling into poverty, failing in school or suffering emotional and behavioral problems.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/18/us/for-women-under-30-most-births-occur-outside-marriage.html?_r=3&pagewanted=print

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New Global Study — Cohabiting Puts Kids at Risk

http://thefederalist.com/2017/02/06/report-global-spike-cohabitation-destabilizing-childrens-lives/

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… children who grow up in single-mother and cohabiting families fare worse than children born into married-couple households.

http://futureofchildren.org/futureofchildren/publications/docs/20_02_05.pdf?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=culturewatch

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A study in the latest issue of The Journal of Law and Economics finds a link between out-of-wedlock births and rates of murder and other crimes.

http://www.physorg.com/news197644722.html

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When Baby Makes Three: How Parenthood Makes Life Meaningful and How Marriage Makes Parenthood Bearable

http://stateofourunions.org/2011/when-baby-makes-three.php?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=culturewatch

[That report was published by the University of Virginia’s National Marriage Project, not some political advocacy lobby.]

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Without both parents, childrens’ abuse risk rises

Studies finding cohabitation trend often poses danger

http://www.chron.com/news/nation-world/article/Without-both-parents-childrens-abuse-risk-rises-1572472.php#page-2

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Family Structure and Children’s Education

http://familyfacts.org/briefs/35/family-structure-and-childrens-education?utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=culturewatch

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Cohabiting women having more babies

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/story/2012-07-24/cdc-unintended-births/56444732/1

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Sex & Childbearing Charts

http://www.familyfacts.org/charts/sex-and-childbearing

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Why would a man get married when he would be the one turned into a second class citizen?  That’s the real question here.  Marriage gives women rights and men responsibilities.

http://pjmedia.com/drhelen/2012/04/23/why-should-it-be-the-man-who-is-relagated-to-second-class-status/

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Cohabiting then converted?

http://s3.amazonaws.com/tgc-documents/carson/2010_cohabiting.pdf

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