Many couples that I talk with state they want to live together so that they can be sure marriage is right for them. Usually, one of the partners didn’t have anyone else to live with.
They believe cohabitation should be a prerequisite for marriage. This is a poor excuse and more of an indication of their lack of healthy community.
In 1960, the median age of marriage was 20.3 (females) and 22.8 (males).
In 2010, that number had grown to 26.5 (females) and 28.7 (males).
In the case of a non-believer, I want to first explain the gospel and its importance.