We have talked a fair bit on this website about cohabitation. Indeed, the custom of living together before marriage is now so widespread, and problematic, that even the New York Times recently carried a warning about its downside.

Young people, however, are going to take a lot of convincing that it is not the best way to prepare for marriage. Perhaps that’s why the video above, posted on YouTube by someone called PastorPope, takes the viewer by the scruff of the neck and forces him/her to look at the sub-text of the cohabitors’ contract.

Yes, it’s a bit brutal, but maybe a wake-up call for some…

Thanks to Jennifer Minicus for passing this on.

Carolyn Moynihan

Carolyn Moynihan is the former deputy editor of MercatorNet