Marriage is NOT a death sentence.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I recently read Justin Deeter's article A Case for Early Marriage: Why It's a Good Idea to Get Married Young. I was inspired and realized I had a lot to say on the subject, so here it goes:

I am not married yet. However, I am engaged and have lived with my fiance for almost six months now. Since getting engaged, I have heard over and over "You are so young!" "But you have so much life ahead of you!" and "What's the rush?!" Micah and I have discussed our answers to these questions over and over: we are in love.

1. We are getting married because we are in love with each other. We are young and we do have a lot of life ahead of us, but we want to share our lives together. Our relationship is an adventure and we could not be more excited to be on that adventure together. We still plan on travelling, having fun, experiencing new things, and everything else "young" people do. I am just lucky enough to do those things with my best friend by my side.

2. Growing up is scary, yet incredibly exciting. In my opinion, everyone "grows up" at their own pace and time. I have always looked forward to getting married and having a family. Micah and I know that we are ready to be married and take on, what college students refer to as, the real world. I do not think everyone is ready to be a grown up at the same time, however it is part of my life's plan and I am not scared of it.

3. I have no comment on sexual immortality.

Marriage is exciting. I am so lucky to be marrying my other half. I think young people need to stop pretending getting married is a death sentence or the end of your fun times. If you decide to jump into your career and wait to get married, that is fine too. Everyone should wait to get married when they are ready, but remember you can be young and ready too!

XOXO,
Emily

2 comments :

  1. Marriage is exciting and I think you have a great outlook on it! We got married "young," too! I was 22 and my husband 23 when we got married, so probably around the same age as you will be? Age isn't a predictor of how "good" your marriage will be! :)

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  2. just found your blog from hercampus! this post is fantastic. i've been with the boyfriend for almost five years now and we'd like to get married next year and i've been seeing a lot of these "you have better things to do" and "grow up on your own" type posts lately. that might be true for some people, but for US marriage is exciting and a new adventure.

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