You are dating this really great, I mean really great guy. You spend tons of time together. Things seem to be moving in the direction of marriage. Then he pops the question. He asks you to move in with him.
You aren’t sure what to say. I mean you guys are practically married anyway. It makes sense because you can save money for your wedding. You can get to know each other better and make sure that you want to marry him. You don’t even have to have sex. You can save that part for marriage.
Well, maybe not.
Think about this.
Marriage is worth the wait.
Rachel had a beautiful figure and a lovely face. Since Jacob was in love with Rachel, he told her father, “I’ll work for you for seven years if you’ll give me Rachel, your younger daughter, as my wife.”
“Agreed!” Laban replied. “I’d rather give her to you than to anyone else. Stay and work with me.” So Jacob worked seven years to pay for Rachel. But his love for her was so strong that it seemed to him but a few days. Genesis 29
How cool is it to marry a guy who worked his butt off for you for seven years? Oh, did I mention that her dad pulled a bait and switch and he actually worked fourteen years for Rachel?
When you are ready to give your heart and your covenant promise to a man, make sure he is putting his chips all in the game. You are worth it.
Sin is at the door.
Opening the door to is apartment will open you up to more possibilities than decorating his bachelor pad. Sexual sin is a real sin that is really likely if you move in with a guy.
Sin is crouching at the door, eager to control you. Genesis 4:7
Run from sexual sin! No other sin so clearly affects the body as this one does. For sexual immorality is a sin against your own body. 1 Corinthians 6:18
Marriage imitates a holy relationship.
The marriage covenant is a relationship that mirrors the covenant between Jesus and his bride, the church. We really shouldn’t play around with mocking that. It’s Jesus’. He was all in and shed his blood to prove it.
When we enter the covenant we need to enter the covenant and not dabble in it. We need to be all in. Make marriage holy and honorable before, after and during.
For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God’s word. He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault. Ephesians 5
So if you are thing about moving in together, I am asking you today to think about it some more.
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