I currently live with my parents who are very religious. I want to keep my parents happy and live separatly from my boyfriend out of respect for them. Although I am not actually abstinent, my parents beleive I am a virgin, and I know it would ruin my relationship with my parents if they thought otherwise.
My boyfriend asked me what my parents would think of us moving in together if we were engaged. We both agree that we want lots of time to arrange the wedding so its not so stressful, but it would be great for both of us to move in together when his current lease expires.
I've heard that some christians consider an engagement to be equivalent to marriage and this makes sense to me but I am a bit scared that my parents react badly so Im goping to get some other opinions first. Other alternatives might be: getting legally married and then having an actual ceremony later?
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This wise thing to do is tell your parents the turth. This lie will only groe and get worse. If you and your potential husband is serious then you need to be married first. Your friends are wrong. Cohabitation is NOT a marriage. And if you two do that now, you might as well not bother with marriage. Your increasing your risk for divorce early. Don't play games. Because if your not a Christian and I'm telling you this as another Christian it is wrong.
You dont want to be in serious trouble with God. He says to honor your parents in all things. You can't say you want to respect them but your lying to them. If you end up living him yoir bound fall into sexuak sin again. And then he is not going to want to be married to you, because your already giving him what you could have given to him as a wife. Men aren't going to benefit from marriage of what you already give them. But then again I dont know what kind of Christain you or your parents are. Or what your personal beliefs is. But I will say that you do have carnal minded friends who will get you into trouble.0
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