Obviously, we get most of our truth about marriage from God’s teaching on the topic. However, there is a good reason for marriage.
I don’t have the statistics on hand, I will have to look them up (or someone can help me out here), but there are several reasons why sex outside of marriage is bad.
- The impact on children:
No birth control is 100%. So, either the couple in question will wind up killing innocent babies (abortion) or having children outside of wedlock. Now, there are some who are lucky enough never to be in that situation, but, let’s face it, the staggering number of abortions we have right now is proof that birth control doesn’t work.
So, when kids wind up entering the equation, the statistics show that those children who have married parents fair far better than parents who are cohabiting. There is more stability for them, and they end up doing better in school, social life, etc. etc.
- The impact on the couple
The statistics also show that couples who have sex outside of marriage are more likely to get divorces, be unhappy in their marriage, and are more likely to have affairs.
This leads back to the children as well. Statistics show that children who grow up in single parent homes (particularly without their dad) are more likely to end up in jail, do drugs, etc. etc.
Again, I am sorry that I don’t have those stats on hand. I will look for them and try to post them. However, I promise I am not making that up. God has a good reason for the things he teaches, and his plan is the best way. But even if you don’t believe in God, you can still see the good reasons for why you should follow these teachings. Especially the teachings on marriage.
Marriage is essential to our world. Marriage is the cornerstone of our society. If the marriage falls apart, the family falls apart. When the family falls apart, our communities fall apart. When communities fall apart, there goes our world. We have to understand the importance of marriage, for the couple involved, the children involved, and the world.