I’m more worried about the husband’s young age than the woman’s.
IF you think that “traditional marriage” is the way to go,
IF you think that marriage is for life and isn’t meant to be one long, romantic happy-happy time that is abandoned once one feels bored,
IF you think that a materialistic, consumer culture obsessed with having two SUV’s and waiting until you’ve both had all the fun you can imagine having before having your one or two children is a BAD, FALSE culture,
IF you think that God will provide and we’re not to worry about “what if”…
Then it’s probably just as well that a girl marries young.
OTOH, I think the husband should have a college degree, be out from under most of his college debts, and, frankly, should be able to buy a home (even if parents help out with this. I just think owning your own modest home is the best foundation for financial security).
This may strike some of you as weird, but many cultures with “traditional” views of marriage, or at least a sharp division between what are the masculine and femine spheres, will have a 35-year-old man marrying a 15-year-old girl. That may be a bit extreme, but I do think it could work well if a 28-year-old married an 18-year-old. Their fertilities are more in line that way, for one thing, and since an 18-year-old woman is really about perfect to begin childbearing while a 28-year-old man who has his head on strait is about ready to provide… well, I think it would be a very good arrangement.
Women sexually mature earlier than men and stop growing earlier - I think around 15 years old. Men, OTOH, can grow several inches in college.
It’s crossed my mind that if I had a traditional family, I’m not sure I would send my daughters to college. What will they learn there besides how to drink from a beer bong and a bunch of classes full of ideas that will lead her astray? I happened to love college, myself, and I think there’s a lot to be said for an education… but I have not had a happy life. I’m a recent convert and I do suspect that we are called to live a radical lifestyle that is naturally going to be quite at odds with the rest of society.
Wouldn’t it be more honest and more effective to tell your daughters that they are being raised to be good wives and mothers? Wouldn’t it be a wonderful thing for your parish if the sincere young 28-year-old men who hope to find a good Catholic wife could be encouraged to court a daughter who is still young, fresh, and innocent?