Youth Section
Grace and Truth Evangelical Ministries International

Pre-Marital Sex

I am hoping to get married to my boyfriend very soon, Can we start living together?

Marriage is a commitment. But when you decide to live together before marriage there is no commitment, rather an involvement in which either party can walk away from the relationship when they like.
Sex before marriage is fornication, likewise sex before marriage with the person you marry later on or don’t intend to marry is fornication. 1Corinthians 7:4 says the body of a wife or husband belongs to the spouse, not to any boyfriend or girlfriend. Marriage is holy because God said it is and He has set it aside from other relationships. God’s will is that sex is only for two people; a man and a woman, who are married to each other. 1Thess.4:3 says:
“For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication.”
As youths, you need a comprehensive theology of sex that is defined in terms of relationship, rather than merely a physical act. When you turn away from immorality, you are turning towards blessings. Obeying God always works to your advantage in the end. Purpose in your heart like Daniel to please God and say, Lord, I’ll obey you even if it will cost me to lose relationships, friends etc.
Eph.5:17 says:
“Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is.”