These are really good thoughts on marriage in general.
If you’ve been online in the last few days, it is likely that you’ve seen the article “23 Things To Do Instead Of Getting Engaged Before You’re 23.”
Beneath a few layers of faulty premises, some loose logic, and that angst and angry sarcasm we’ve come to expect from Gen-Y, the article sends a good message: don’t get married until you’re ready for marriage.
However, as I implied above, the article is rife with questionable implications, one’s that undermine the article’s intended message. Two glaringly inaccurate points stick out: 1) that “more and more” people are getting married before hitting 23 years of age and 2) that marrying older will lead to lower divorce rates.
History proves otherwise:
1. People marry older now than ever before.
The article begins with the observation that there is a growing prominence of people getting “engaged and/or married under the age of 23.”…
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