Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth fever of the Lord – Proverbs 18:22
In today’s age, many aren’t marrying, they rather live together and act as though they are married without the paperwork and the commitment. It’s easier to walk out a relationship when there are no strings attached to like alimony or other entitlements.If a man loves a woman enough to live with her, he should also love her enough to marry her. The difference in between a live in and a husband; the husband is blessed by the Lord for finding a woman and marrying her. He will be blessed and so will she.
God does not approve of live in boyfriends this is why He ordained marriage between a male and female (And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a help meet for him-Genesis 2:18, And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh, she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man – Genesis 2:23). In the Garden of Eden, there was no live-in boyfriends and girlfriends; a sample wasn’t given prior to marriage.
Yes, this generation is different than the generation sixty or seventy years ago, but God’s Word never changes. It’s the same yesterday, today and forever. He gives instructions on what He expects His people to live by. Did you not know that God knew you would hormones that would crave for sexual gratification, sure He did, that’s why He ordained marriage and spoke through King Solomon about a man finding a wife.
God knows more about you than you, and He has great things for those who wait and let the man find them rather than the woman chasing after the man or allow the man to receive benefits he shouldn’t be receiving. God always gives us His best, He never gives us something we want to exchange. Marriage is sacred to God, as well as our bodies which belongs to Him (For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s – 1st Corinthians 6:20). Many may say, “No one can tell me what I can and cannot do”. God does not want anyone to go to hell, He has given us His written Word in which many don’t take the time to read and He has godly mentors that will teach His Word to those who will listen and adhere.
Men are supposed to be the priest of their home, but if they are out of position, they can’t be the priest; so that the blessings of the Lord can come to your home. If the relationship gets into relational problems, you can’t pray for it because it’s already out of the will of God (Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband – 1st Corinthians 7:2). God loves you, and He wants the best for you, allow His plan and instructions to be applied to your life.; when God gives you a gift, it’s a gift that will last and will be a blessing.