God told the Israelites, “If a man entices a virgin who is not betrothed, and lies with her, he shall surely pay the bride-price for her to be his wife. If her father utterly refuses to give her to him, he shall pay money according to the bride-price of virgins” (Exodus 22:16, 17).
Fornication was unacceptable in Israel and so was living together without the benefit of marriage. While both fornication and living together have become popular today, they are still unacceptable. God has not changed His laws on marriage. What He wanted for Adam and Eve, God still wants today.

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