Society does indeed have a greater level of acceptance for cohabitation. However, the Bible remains clear and consistent on the subject—sexual intimacy is reserved for a man and woman who are married to one another.
We must never lower our standards simply because our society has done so. Any church that ignores the Scripture’s teaching on sexual immorality cannot expect to experience God’s blessing.
“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.”—Romans 12:2