12 May How young is too young to get married?
Getting married young is a popular topic. Should you put your career first, travel the world, and enjoy your entire twenties before you decide to settle down? Or when “the one” comes along, should you seize the opportunity for your happily ever after and little white picket fence? We got a chance to ask Morgan and Jeremy a few questions about getting married at 22. Check out what they had to say:
What’s it like to get married young?
Getting married no matter what age you are is going to be tough, but it’s so amazing at the same time. Of course, it’s hard but marriage isn’t/shouldn’t be easy. It should challenge you, push you, better you and y’all should grow together towards The Lord, making each other more like Jesus. I know that the past 6 months of marriage have been the most sanctifying in my relationship with God, and the both of us have taught each other so much. Especially selflessness because marriage is all about putting the other above yourself and that is hard, but oh so rewarding when you truly want to give more to that person than yourself. I wouldn’t trade getting married young for anything in the world because I know that this is where God wants us. We can grow together, teach each other, push and challenge each other, and be best friends! Marrying Jeremy at 22 was the best decision I’ve ever made.
Did you get any fuss about it?
We honestly didn’t get any fuss about getting married because of our age, we got more fuss about getting married after only being together 9 months but once everyone realized that we had prayerfully reasoned with The Lord about it all, family and friends were very supportive.
How hard was is to plan a wedding since graduating?
Planning a wedding right after graduating was crazy, but perfect for me. Wedding planning is crazy anyways no matter the time in life. Personally, planning right after graduating was wonderful because it distracted me from a very tough transition, college to adult life. I think planning the wedding and getting married helped with that transition even though it was still tough! Also, right after graduation I didn’t have a job yet so I had plenty of time to plan!
If you could give advice to young women in the same situation, what would you tell them?
Wait and marry the man that God has for you. Don’t settle for less. Marriage is a huge step no matter if you are younger or older, and God knows who and when is best for YOU! For other women getting married young, if you truly feel this is God’s plan for you to marry at a young age and you have no doubts, be confident and do it. Some people might disagree, but in the end they should support your decision. Marriage will change your life for the better especially if God is first in your relationship. Honestly, that goes to every woman out there. God has a plan for each of us, and if getting married young is one of them, trust Him and go for it and use it to glorify Him!!!
Morgan and Jeremy, thank you for your perspective on this topic. I truly believe it all depends on the couple and what they feel is right for their situation. Whether you’re 25 or 55…do what makes your soul smile!
Did you get married young? What are the pros and cons? Leave us a comment below.
Linked with Marriage Monday.