2.) Until you live with them you don’t know them, and you should do so before you marry them.
Some people classify me as old school and others classify me as Godly. Whichever one you believe, it simply doesn’t sit well with me to practice things that come with marriage outside of a marriage. I was once in cohabitation before I became a spiritual being walking with Christ. It did allow me to know the person a bit, but it wasn’t much more than what I could’ve learned by spending enough time with them. Everyone has an ugly side to them and you will see it in marriage. Using marriage tactics to see if you can tolerate someone or not may sound good, but it fits so well with this generation of escapism; people who can’t fully commit and are ready to run when they see the bad. Matter of fact, according to the researches “On average, researchers concluded that couples who lived together before they tied the knot saw a 33 percent higher rate of divorce than those who waited to live together until after they were married.” It’s a good idea when you want some and can’t practice discipline, but it’s not a good idea before marriage. You can know someone by spending time with them and being completely open with them.