This is hypothetical based loosely on a true situation. I have a friend whose 17 year old daughter is pregnant, the father is 16 and they have been dating a year. As of right now no one is talking about marriage, neither teens nor their parents but I was thinking this over from a Christian perspective.
Chances are slim that these two young people are going to stop engaging in sex (because they love each other and in their minds that makes it ok). We can talk about what they should do, what would be the ideal but right now I don’t see the ideal happening.
So if the teens expressed a serious interest in marrying (it is legal for 16/17 year olds to marry with parental consent in my state) do you allow them to marry, or do you forbid it knowing they almost certainly will continue to put their souls in jepordy by engaging in sex outside of marriage.
I know it sounds outrageous in our modern culture to allow teens to marry but it wasn’t that long when it the preferred choice when a child was in the picture.