I have heard so much lately about people getting married too young. Really? I can’t seem to see the benefits of waiting until you are 30, or later.
My husband and I married young; I was 18 and he was 19. We had already been dating for three years, and we knew that we were ready.
Here are some benefits to getting married “too young”, in my opinion:
You haven’t yet had time to become selfish. I can’t imagine living on my own, having everything my way, and then adding someone else to the equation.
You get to grow up together. Yes, we were young, but we stumbled through all of our growing up bumps together. We had someone to lean on, someone who understood.
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly. – Sam Keen
You grow into each other. With all of this growing up, I believe that we have truly become one. We are a team, a pair that has been together from the beginning of our “real lives”.
You get to grow older together. I love seeing this same man, so similar, but so different from “that guy” I knew in high school. He has been my constant companion.
You get more time. Life is so very short. I know this isn’t a hard rule, but it seems the longer you wait to marry, the less time you have with your beloved. Next month is our sixteenth wedding anniversary, and I have no idea where the time has gone!
Love is friendship set on fire. – Jeremy Taylor
I know not everyone meets their spouse at a young age, I am speaking of those who choose to wait, or think others should delay marriage solely based on their younger age. I married young, and I am blissfully happy. I would go back and do it over and over and over if I could.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. – Robert Heinlein
Do you think that couples should wait to marry based on age alone?
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