Cohabitation or Marriage?

with Ron Deal | January 29, 2019

Jerry repeatedly proposed to Camilla, but she preferred living together. She said their love was bigger than a piece of paper. So ironically, when Camilla finally decided she wanted a ring, Jerry realized to cope he had shut down his heart and he didn't love her any more. Does love have to be bigger than marriage? Of course. But excluding marriage from the equation is like testing the fireplace in winter by leaving the front door open. If you want a warm living room, commit. Close the door.

Jerry repeatedly proposed to Camilla, but she preferred living together. She said their love was bigger than a piece of paper. So ironically, when Camilla finally decided she wanted a ring, Jerry realized to cope he had shut down his heart and he didn't love her any more. Does love have to be bigger than marriage? Of course. But excluding marriage from the equation is like testing the fireplace in winter by leaving the front door open. If you want a warm living room, commit. Close the door.

Cohabitation or Marriage?

With Ron Deal
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January 29, 2019
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In this 60 second short feature, Ron Deal delivers a daily word of encouragement for those in stepfamilies and those who know them—which is a whole lot of us today. A relevant, real-world outlook with a biblical perspective.

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