Should I live with my boy friend before we get married? Will god punish me?
Draw A Line
I think a line needs to be drawn between religion and good common sense when it comes to an important decision such as this. If you and your boyfriend have been together long enough to begin thinking about married life, it is essential that you know if you can live with each other. Whether or not you participate in pre-marital sex is your decision alone, but I suggest that you two do live together for a time. It takes cooperation and patience and many other things to live with another person. However, I do reccomend safe sex and the use of a condom and possibly a birth control pill, to prevent the possibility of unwanted pregnancy and a "shotgun wedding" in case it doesn't work out.
I am not a religious person, but I'm certain your god is more likely to reward you for your wise and thoughtful decisions, rather than punish you for anything so simple as good common sense.
My good wishes to you and your boyfriend.