Social approval of cohabitation and casual sex work against the expectation of men and women to marry before having a sexual relationship. This weakens our solution to the social problem that every society must solve. The conservative conclusion is that cohabitation and casual sex should not be met with social approval.
A PUBLIC POLICY COMPROMISE
A public policy compromise is that cohabitation is permitted but not incentivized or given the benefits reserved for marriage.
- Institute for Family Studies – The Legacy of NBC’s “Friends”