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Published: Saturday, Nov. 24 2012 1:01 p.m. MST

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Kalindra
Salt Lake City, Utah

@ BrentBot: Other anthropologists have presented other theories about what has led to the downfall of cultures/societies. Nothing in the literature supports the claim that your guy is right and the other guys are wrong. As a matter of fact, considering that there is a greater consensus regarding the other theories, your guy is more likely wrong.

patriot
Cedar Hills, UT

re:RanchHand

official church counsel is NOT to delay marriage for financial reasons. One can always argue that you are never really ready to marry until you have your college degree and a well paying job and a house.... which would mean you would be looking to marry in most cases when you are about 35 to 38 years old!! Try finding a mate at age 35. Good luck with that. Due to the LDS culture most marry before age 25 so if you wait as you suggest to 28 or 29 you are picking from a much smaller pool of candidates. This is reality. No question young couples are going to experience financial struggles for many years as they try to get their education and have children at the same time but if both husband and wife are grounded and willing to work hard while having less they can develop stronger bonds with each other than they otherwise would. Of course there is always the Obama way -- just live of the government and let someone else pay your bills.

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