It is great. We don't need a minister to validate our relationship. It is completely silly to have an external source tell you that your relationship means something.
Since these studies were all secular, you cant blame the church for this. lol Hey, you just dont want to ever get married. If you can find a sister to go for it great
Let me ask you this..... Do you need someone to tell you that you are hungry? Or that you need to use the restroom? or that you should pay your bills? Or that you should work? No you know how to do these things already. I already know what a committed relationship means. I don't need someone with power vested in him by the state of whatever to tell me that I am in a relationship.
You can have it if that's what you require, but I don't need that. And I don't think it's cool of you to set yourself up as an unreasonable judge and jury for folks that don't do and think like you do.
I'm curious.... What is your marital staus?