You might know cohabitation in many different terms, including living together, shacking up and even living in sin. By definition, cohabitation occurs when two unmarried people of the opposite sex live together, often before marriage. In the last 4 decades, cohabitation has increased in the United States a staggering 1,550 percent. It is estimated well over 5 million couples live together without the benefit of being married. It is also estimated that just over half of all couples who eventually marry lived together before discovering wedded bliss.

There is this unfounded popular belief that living together before commitment to a marriage is a good idea, it makes sense. However, sociologists say it will have a profound negative impact on the structure of our society.

Cohabitation education is just as important as abstinence-only education because it exposes the truths.

Couples often contemplate living together because they feel everybody is doing it. According to research, 30 to 40 percent of college-age students cohabitate during their college years. While this number does seem high, keep in mind that it means 60 to 70 percent of students have never lived with somebody of the opposite sex, a clear majority.

Another myth concerning cohabitation is it’s cheaper to live together so it is worth it. But where does one draw the line at the price you pay when you cohabitate? You must consider what you lose when you cohabitate, including your virginity, purity and your moral standards. All high prices to pay just to save a few dollars.

This is just the tip of the iceberg. Check back and we will expose more myths concerning cohabitation.