We live in an age were parents tell their sons and daughters not to marry but to live together.
Marriage is too serious.
My daughter is 17 and has been dating (being courted) for the past year and a half.
The young man has been helpful around the house and has spent some quality time with all (7) of us.
He told his family about wanting to marry. They expressed their concern by saying to wait until your in your 20s.
My daughter spends alot of time with him and is listening to everything we say about waiting. But it is getting hard for them both to be apart.
They turn 18 this January and May. They will both be finished with High School and have their AA degree.
They are old enough to go to war but not marry? I have been with my husband since we were 14 and 16. It has been 20 years.
I shared this with my husband.
1 Corinthians 7
1Now for the matters you wrote about: It is good for a man not to marry. 2But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband. 3The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband. 4The wife’s body does not belong to her alone but also to her husband. In the same way, the husband’s body does not belong to him alone but also to his wife. 5Do not deprive each other except by mutual consent and for a time, so that you may devote yourselves to prayer. Then come together again so that Satan will not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. 6I say this as a concession, not as a command. 7I wish that all men were as I am. But each man has his own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that.
8Now to the unmarried and the widows I say: It is good for them to stay unmarried, as I am. 9But if they cannot control themselves, they should marry, for it is better to marry than to burn with passion.
He thought I had made it up:p
Anyway daughter’s boyfriend bought a ring today!
He has told his mother and now we wait for him to tell his father then we told him he could approach us.
My daughter is a wreck.
My husband is waiting to give his blessing.
He told the boyfriend “I want a pig” inside joke from the movie “Holes”