Here's another statistic. The younger you marry, the higher the
probability of divorce. Utah is a good example. While it has among the
youngest average ages of first marriages, it has among the highest rates of
divorce. Considering how difficult a divorce is in Utah, that's saying a
lot.States where people tend to get married at a later age (say,
25+), have much lower rates of divorce, even in states where divorce is easier.
With age, of course, comes experience. Some of that is experience in love.
Some of that is simply understanding who you are, what makes you happy, and what
you can bring to a relationship. Virtually nobody knows that at 18.
I have learned to trust God and his words. He has told us that we need to wait
for marriage. This is not to be mean to us and keep us from having fun. It is
because it is the only way to find true happiness and fulfillment in life. When you do things the right way, your chances of success in marriage
(and in life) are much, much higher. When you do things the wrong way, you are
asking for trouble.
Why in the world are more people not aware of these statistics. We can't
go on letting people think they are being cautious and prudent by cohabiting
before marriage.....when in fact what they are being is foolhardy and reducing
the chances of having a successful and lasting marriage. I agree with the
article--what we need, really need, is more commitment--not only to marriage,
but to family in general and to taking the responsibility of having a family.
Why has the world become so afraid of something as wonderful and secure as real
Most stress, and problems in life can be traced to sexual permissiveness, or
alcohol.They go together like ham and eggs, and are at the root of
most of our problems.