Marriage first, then Cohabit
Cohabit Before Marriage
Toothpaste globs on the sink, empty ice trays, dirty clothes on the floor, empty milk carton in the fridge, hair in the sink.....just some of the annoying habits my husband and I did not know about each other. May seem small to some, but when you are in happy marital bliss with someone you've basically only been dating, it causes the honeymoon to end real fast. Coming from Christian homes and believing you shouldn't live together before marriage, we chose to live apart until the wedding night. After the first 2-3 weeks of living together I felt like "what did I get myself into". You can't possibly know someone without living together is how I feel now. The people in the "world" who live together before marriage have a better advantage than those who stick to the laws of the Christian faith. You are able to see one another's good and bad habits and determine if it's something you can deal with for life. Whereas if you find out all these things after you've already committed for life, you feel trapped. Then you really have to lean on that Christian faith for patience. To sum it up, if I could go back I would've cohabitated at least while planning the wedding. Just an after thought.