Living Together Before Marriage: I Do or I Don’t?

by Oh Lovely Day

Living together before the wedding is a personal preference that most people feel strongly about one way or the other.  Some people, me included, think living together is a good test run for marriage.  Others want to wait until they are married to move in together.  Is there a right and wrong way? My husband and I lived together for five years before we got married.  It was a very good thing for us.  It let us get past those early days of passive-aggressively battling over...

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Live In Sin or Save It For Marriage?

by Azure

I was excited to tackle this topic because growing up in a strict Catholic household, I had “save yourself for marriage” (and everything that goes with it) drilled into my impressionable head.  Having a child out of wedlock would shame you and your family, and moving in with your significant other before tying the knot was “living in sin”.  Or so they said. While I can respect this older school of thought, my personal opinion is that I’d never, ever marry someone without...

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