Comments about ‘Mitt Romney's case for getting married young’

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Published: Thursday, May 2 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Iron Rod
Salt Lake City, UT

I guess it might depend on your economic situation.

I wonder if Mitt Romney worked while he attended BYU? Did he have children while attending BYU?
Did his wife work while he attended BYU or did she attend also at the same time?

I graduated from BYU also but I had to work to support my schooling and my wife and family while I was in school.

It is easier if you have someone paying your bills.

Iron Rod
Salt Lake City, UT

An addidtional thought.

I do not agree with Mitt Romney's thoughts that it should apply to everyone.

It was appropriate in his circumstances but others might be in different circumstances.

I feel there is a time and place for everything and it depends on your circumstances.

I had finished a LDS Mission, Our mission president told us that we should be married with in one year upon returning. I followed his instructions. At BYU at that time we were told that birth control was a sin We had children right away.

I finished my junior and senior year as a married student with children. Fortunately for me I had a good full time job in the evenings. It was difficult but others were not so lucky. Some dropped out because of economic reasons. Others took on huge amounts of student loans.

I feel that many young people today recognize the value of education and place it before the value of marriage and children.

I feel this is not gospel but it is practical.

Europe
Topeno, Finland

Family, children are never an obstacle unless if you make it one... Yes, circumstances may differ, but you are on your knees for guidance to choose the Right. I waited, till I was back in my home country (from BYU) and was I blessed? YES, beyond ANY dreams! My wife, a student, did not finish her studies and her Master's Thesis was a race between acceptance and our third child. The thesis won by two weeks. Later on, after the youngest of the six had started her schooling my wife continued till she got her PhD. Today she is a Department head of the largest department at her university. As a stay-home-MOM she was, and continues to be, an example. AND btw we have NOT paid for our children's college, because as adults they need to be in charge of THEIR futures. Marriage has always been the most benefitial booster to us, to me... I do not even want to think what life would have been without it... So, the sooner you can, and feel confirmed of it on your knees - YES.

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