We have said this before. Either you are married or you aren't married. There's no in-between state.
Dick Purnell says, "The only way you're married in the eyes of God is to walk down the aisle between God and people and commit your life to the other person in a ceremony. You are showing, with witnesses, that you're serious and you're committed. Having the excuse that 'we're married in the eyes of God' doesn't hold water; it's worse than a sieve with the water going right through it."
In an age where cohabitation is common and accepted, it is difficult for some people to understand that sex and marriage are sacred and holy and worthy of our respect.
God has a perfect design for marriage—for your marriage. If you devote yourself to God and God's plan, you will experience a life that is fulfilling, secure, and joyful. He wants what is best for you. Even when your plan for sex and marriage may seem better to you, know that His plan is better.
"As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: 'Be holy, because I am holy'" (1 Peter 1:14-16).