so yesterday on my Facebook page i posted this quote:
“Most young Americans no longer think of marriage as a formative institution, but rather as the institution they enter once they think they are fully formed.”
it’s just one of many hmmm moments i had while reading the article The Case for Early Marriage. the article is decidedly Christian. well, it was published in Christianity Today, so…duh. but even if that is not your particular belief system, i think it still makes some interesting points that are applicable to the world at large. or at small at least.
there’s a lot in the article i want to talk about, but unless i want to drive off my 10’s of readers, i should probably space that crap out.
so let’s just deal with that one quote in question form.
1. do you think waiting until you are “fully formed” to get married is a good idea? the best idea? not a good idea at all?
2. are people waiting too long to get married? why or why not?
3. what do you think of the statistical fact that people who get married in their early 20’s tend to have a lower divorce rate? why do you think that might be?
4. for those who are older and single, if you had had the opportunity to get married at 20, 21, 22…would you have or did you consciously decide to wait?
oh yeah, i’m getting all up in your bidnezz.
i’m still in the process of forming my thoughts about the full implication of the article, but i suspect my conclusions may not be popular. we shall see.
p.s. you should really go like my Facebook page. it increases your IQ by 8-12% and makes you significantly more attractive. if you already have, congratulations, you are gorgeous and smart. also, i will posting more on it starting this week. stuff you won’t see here or on the Twitters so, you know, more me in your life. who doesn’t want that?don’tanswerthat.