FamilyLife Blended® Minute
Cohabitation or Marriage?
Okay, let's get real about living together.
About the Guest
Jerry repeatedly proposed to Camilla, but she preferred living together. She said their love was bigger than a piece of paper. So ironically, when Camilla finally decided she wanted a ring, Jerry realized to cope he had shut down his heart and he didn't love her any more. Does love have to be bigger than marriage? Of course. But excluding marriage from the equation is like testing the fireplace in winter by leaving the front door open. If you want a warm living room, commit. Close the door.
Ron DealRon L. Deal is one of the most widely read and viewed experts on blended families in the country. He is Director of FamilyLife Blended® for FamilyLife®, founder of Smart Stepfamilies™, and the author and Consulting Editor of the Smart Stepfamily Series
Okay, let’s get real about living together.