Tim Stafford in Homemade, October, 1989
Dr. Nancy Moore Clatworthy, sociologist, has been doing research on "living together" for 10 years. When she began her research, the idea of living together before committing yourself to marriage made good sense to her. Now, after scientifically analyzing the results of hundreds of surveys filled out by couples who had lived together, she opposes living together in any form.
Her answers make a powerfully Christian point: only a fully committed marriage relationship is really suited to working out the best possible relationship.