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Cohabitation: Human Wisdom vs God’s

with Ron Deal | October 15, 2020
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And yet another case of how human wisdom falls short of God's.
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  • I wrote an article on how cohabitation sets couples up for the very hurt they want to avoid. Amanda responded with the counter-argument: "Divorce teaches you can lose everything so you want to screen a potential spouse before making a serious commitment." That sounds reasonable but research shows that cohabiting fosters an inertia in lower commitment couples which creates a false sense of togetherness that causes long-term pain to the partners. God's wisdom brings the very protection you want.

And yet another case of how human wisdom falls short of God’s.

Cohabitation: Human Wisdom vs God’s

With Ron Deal
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October 15, 2020
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Ron: And yet another case of how human wisdom falls short of God’s.

Announcer: For FamilyLife Blended®, here’s Ron Deal.

Ron: Maybe you’ve seen my article on how cohabitation sets couples up for the very hurt they are trying to avoid. Amanda responded on social media with the counter-argument: “Divorce teaches you that you can lose everything,” she said, “so you want to screen a potential spouse before making a serious commitment.” Now, that sounds reasonable. Try before you buy. The problem is it doesn’t work.

Research shows that cohabiting fosters an inertia in lower commitment couples that creates a false sense of togetherness that actually causes harm to the relationship and long-term pain to the partners. So, God’s wisdom—not man’s—brings the very protection you’re looking for. For FamilyLife Blended I’m Ron Deal.

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