In spite of comprehensive research demonstrating the risks and problems inherent in cohabitation, seventy percent of marrying couples today cohabit for a period of time prior to taking vows. Research is clear: This is similar to pouring poison into the cup before drinking coffee from it. This study provides not only biblical teaching on the subject, but includes research from mostly non-Christian academic and clinical sources.
I did this research while completing my Ph.D. (1999) so it’s a bit dated. But the main thing that more current research has accomplished, is to confirm preliminary findings.
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