|I believe in God. And I believe in a devil. Maybe not a horned, hooved devil. But an opposer of God; an adversary. Good presupposes evil. If there is a God, there must be a devil.
I think that one of the things the devil rejoices over is divorce. Statistics say that about half of marriages end in divorce. And this isn't just the devil-worshipping heathens (term used jokingly); it applies to Christian marriages too. So then people start to think, "Why get married if it'll just end in divorce?" The next step after serious dating then becomes living together. While this isn't the worst thing in the world, it's like taking something good and twisting it. I'm not saying that these people are obeying the devil. I'm just saying that these cultural norms are all part of the devil's plan: Opposing God. So each time a married person gets that idea in their head, "Maybe this wasn't such a good idea," the devil is saying "Eggzelent!" and twiddling his red, pointy fingers.
[Disclaimer: I know some people who live together but aren't married. I don't think they worship the devil. And this post isn't directed at them. It's directed at the thought pattern of people who live together as the next step after casual dating. First comes holding hands, then kissing, then living together. Then the breakup and starting from the beginning to do it all over again.] #religion