Age for Marriage
Twihards: Remember when Bella was about to walk down the aisle in Breaking Dawn and Jessica said said what most of the other characters were probably thinking, which was “I wonder if she’ll be showing”? When her friend asked her what she was talking about, she said, “I mean, why else does anybody get married at 18?”
Well, she’s probably not alone in thinking that. Studies show that teen marriages are two to three times more likely to end in divorce than people who get married when they’re 25 or older. But who says you can’t meet the person you want to spend the rest of your life with when you’re still in high school? When we saw this post in the message boards, it made us think: what age is right for marriage?
Read what these girls had to say and then let us know what you think:
What age would you all like to be married? Or what age do you think a person SHOULD be married. I’m saying 26 for me
I don’t think there should be a specific age. People mature at all different rates so, who am I to say when someone should get married?
I refuse to even think about marriage before I’m 25. 26 is the earliest I would consider getting married, but I feel like it will probably be closer to 30.
And here’s what we think: marriage is a big deal. No, scratch that, marriage is a huge deal. We’re talking about the person you’re supposed to be with pretty much every day for the rest of your life. It’s nothing that should be taken lightly… and, yeah, maybe you should wait until you’re a little older and more mature before deciding to go through with it.
We’re not saying it’s not possible to meet the person you’re meant to be with when you’re a teenager. It happens, and not every single teen marriage ends in a divorce. But getting married at a young age just doesn’t seem like a good idea to us. You’ll have plenty of time to settle down, so why rush it? Take your time, keep your options open, and don’t jump into anything you’re not really ready for. If you and your sweetie are supposed to get married, then you will!
Who do you agree with? When do you want to get married? Did you get married at a young age? Tell us about your thoughts in the comments.
Age For Marriage