Even for engaged couples, sex before marriage is contrary to the teachings of Scripture. To discover this, however, we must dig deeper into Scripture than one might imagine, because fornication is a slightly misleading translation of porneia. The Scriptural certainty that premarital sex is wrong is fully explored in a webpage dedicated to the subject. You will find a link to it at the end of this web series. At this point in your reading, however, I would prefer not to sidetrack you by giving all the details here.