Should you live together before marriage? Probably not.
"Fully three-quarters of children born to cohabiting
parents will see their parents split up before they
reach age 16, whereas only about a third of children
born to married parents face a similar fate."
"Annual rates of depression among cohabiting
couples are more than three times what they are among
"And women in cohabiting relationships are more
likely than married women to suffer physical and sexual
"Two studies, one in Canada and the other in
the United States, found that women in cohabiting
relationships are about nine times more likely to
be killed by their partner than are women in marital
James G. Lewis