Kate Middleton and Prince William: Marriage made in Heaven? (Part 30)

 

 

Prince William and Kate moved in together about a year ago. In this clip above the commentator suggested that maybe Prince Charles and Princess Diana would not have divorced if they had lived together before marriage. Actually Diana was a virgin, and it was Charles’ uncle (Louis Mountbatten) that gave him the advice that he should seek to marry a virgin.

I am not trying to beat up on the royal couple, but I want to help other young couples get off the best possible start. Erin Roach in her article, “Cohabiting Normative but Harmful,” Baptist Press, March 13, 2010 wrote:

Cohabitation is increasingly becoming the first co-residential union formed among young adults, a new study has found, but those who practice some facets of marriage without the foundation of commitment are harming their relationship.

“Over the past several decades, there have been large increases in the number of persons who have ever cohabited, that is, lived together with a sexual partner of the opposite sex,” said the study, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics March 2.

The data, collected in 2002, showed that the proportion of women in their late 30s who had ever cohabited had doubled in 15 years, to 61 percent. Half of couples who cohabit marry within three years, the study said, but the likelihood that a marriage would last for a decade or more decreased by six percentage points if the couple had lived together first. Additionally, a couple who lives together before getting engaged and married is 10 percentage points more likely to break up before their 10-year anniversary than is a married couple who didn’t cohabitate.

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Tim Hawkins Free Credit Report Dot Com Spoof

(5/5) Adrian Rogers – No Other Way to Heaven Except Through Jesus

Weekend to Remember – No Greater Love

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