What a sad and decadent world we live in! The latest “hot” news item on the world’s scene seems to be the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern, who is “pregnant and in power.” She’s not married, but – according to the liberal, godless media, “that’s so cool” and “they’re a thoroughly modern couple”…. Same thing with Khloe’ Kardashian and her out-of-wedlock daughter and many other Hollyweird “power couples”....
Today, this kind of behavior is viewed as not just “normal”; but hardly anyone even bats an eye whenever they see somebody engaging in sinful behavior! Refusal to "get married" is certainly an indicator that one or both of the parties involved don't want real commitment. If anything goes askew, they are free to "just part ways" - which leaves in limbo any children involved.
Hebrews 13:4. Marriage is honorable in all and their bed undefiled: but prostitute partners and adulterers, Elohim will judge.
Proverbs 18:22 He who finds a wife finds a great good; he has won the favor of ADONAI.
Proverbs 5:18 Let your fountain, the wife of your youth, be blessed; find joy in her 19 a lovely deer, a graceful fawn; let her breasts satisfy you at all times, always be infatuated with her love.
"Shacking up" is wrong on several levels, and the bottom line is, YHWH is watching - and, according to what His Word says, He is NOT happy with this lifestyle! Is it any wonder that the world is experiencing horrific turmoil of all kinds?
Matthew 24:37 For the Son of Man's coming will be just as it was in the days of Noach. 38 Back then, before the Flood, people went on eating and drinking, taking wives and becoming wives, right up till the day Noach entered the ark; 39 and they didn't know what was happening until the Flood came and swept them all away. It will be just like that when the Son of Man comes. (CJB)