What are they waiting for?

There’s a nice article up at Slate about marriage.  Julia Shaw tells about her life marrying her husband at 23, which is young by today’s standards.  She says the same thing I’ve said for a long time:  there’s no reason for people to wait late into their twenties or even thirties for marriage.  The opportunities for falling into sin are too great to ignore the call to marriage.

Of course some can’t marry early for various reasons, like they’ve not found anyone who would marry them.  And this is not a call to lower your standards to less than what the Scripture calls for.  But it is important to not put off marriage for selfish reasons, and most of the reasons I hear from young people in the world today just happen to fall in the selfish category.

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