On pre-marital sex and divorce
I have always secretly believed that premarital sex violated the covenants of the old Testament. Not that that prevented me from occassionally….well, never mind. It’s not important what I was about to say….
The seminal question, and the real important inquiry, is whether or not one ought to ever marry someone one had not slept with prior to marriage? On the one hand, I think testing the waters, so to speak, is critical. It is necessary to know that all the senses – sight, touch, smell, sound and taste – align. What could possibly be a bigger catastrophe than not testing the waters, tying the knot, and then come to find out that the senses do not align? Huh? That’s a recipe for divorce. Yea?
But on the other hand, I think there is something to the adage, why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free. Because the testing process can end up being quite extensive and expansive if you catch my drift, all these auditioners for the role. And then? What is the result?
Besides, if divorce is the test, given the divorce rate and the fact that most people (at least 90%) test the waters before marriage, then one could argue that premarital intercourse was probably not a good move in at least 50% of the cases.
I mean, I don’t know. I’m just saying….
What do you think?