Someone asked a monk:
– You keep talking about love and the family. What is the difference between a married couple and an unmarried couple who live together?
The monk replied:
– Marriage was created and blessed by the Lord so that love between people would grow and multiply. Unfortunately, people take advantage of this gift and bring upon themselves countless sorrows. For instance, you have a car. If it’s yours, that’s fine — you will use it and have fun. If it’s stolen, you will have to face lots of trouble and be punished for what you did. Love without marriage is theft.
Translated from: azbyka.ru/days