in Salt and Light by Nicola Baker comments: This
attractively produced pamphlet has been written in response to
social trends which show the growing popularity and widespread
acceptance of cohabitation not only as a form of trial marriage but
also as an alternative to marriage.
They believe that cohabitation - a
man and a woman living together and regularly engaging in sexual
intercourse - cannot and should not be seen as the same as marriage
in all but name, in contrast to some recent Church pronouncements.
Rather, the Christian Church should reaffirm its belief in the
biblical view of marriage as God's intended pattern for family life.
A review in New Christian Herald (3 May 1997) by Gillian
Warren comments: In his foreword to this report Lyndon Bowring
executive director of CARE describes it as an extremely informative
resource, and so it is. It is well and clearly set out, with
plentiful subheadings, excellent graphs and diagrams, good quotes
and very readable text. It is also strikingly convincing as to the
merits of marriage over cohabitation, showing that in every respect,
married people fare better than those in less committed
28 page, A4 booklet, ISBN 0 9529939 0
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