My daughter is working on a term paper for a college theology course (St. Louis University, a Jesuit school). She has decided to present the paper on the subject “Young Marriage Can Last.”
Her thesis is that chronological age is not as important as understanding and accepting the sacramental nature of marriage. She wants to prove that couples who marry young CAN have a strong, lasting marriage.
(She’s not a Catholic, BTW.)
My husband and I are supporters of young marriage (marrying young as opposed to waiting until you are through college and working). We married when we were 21 years old, and have been married for 27 years.
I realize that many of you don’t support this concept. That’s OK.
We only have one online source to give our daughter for her paper. It’s by a Catholic and it’s excellent. Most people nowadays are not writing about young marriage; instead, they’re urging couples to wait until at least age 25-30 to marry.
Does anyone else have links to other sources supporting young marriage that she could use for her term paper?
Don’t worry about listing links to sites that oppose young marriage. There’s plenty of literature out there presenting this viewpoint. It’s the pro Young Marriage viewpoint that she’s interested in for her paper.