There are many people who no longer believe in the sanctity of the marriage bond or the traditional wedding ceremony. Some have said that going through a wedding ceremony is a waste of timewhy bother? Why go through the hassle of getting a marriage license or a blood test? I have an answer for all of those who may think those thoughts, or who may dare to ask those questions. First of all, you cannot drive a car, fly an airplane, or go hunting or fishing without a license. Getting a license allows an individual the privilege, the right, and the legal permission to do something. Living together without legal documentation is settling for less than Gods best for you. In fact, it is an offense to God. Common-law marriage or shacking, although widely practiced and accepted in some states, is not a marriage in the sight of God. What it really is, is two people coming togethercohabiting without legal documentation. Gods desire is for all of us to live happy and satisfied lives whether we choose to marry or remain single. In marriage, a couple can live together without guilt, thus honoring God. Hebrews 13:4 says, Let marriage be held in honor (esteemed worthy, precious, of great price, and especially dear) in all things. And thus let the marriage bed be undefiled (kept undishonored), for God will judge and punish the unchaste [all guilty of sexual vice] and adulterous (The Amplified Bible). Until Death Do Us Part was written as a guide for all who are satisfied in their singleness, for those who are believing God for that special person, and for those who desire a more fulfilling marriage.