Friday, February 3, 2017
Is Getting Married Young For The Christian The Answer For Fornication???
Reader the below post is one I posted on this blog in 2011 and today think it's worth revisiting. I find the topic of marriage and young people to be a very interesting topic. There are some among the Christian faith that are suggesting that getting married at a young age is the answer to fornication.
Dr. Al Mohler states that young Christians are waiting a long time to marry. Is this a good idea? What keeps young people who are committed to honoring the Lord, from marrying those they fall in love with? He also discusses the shift in culture from marrying your sweet-heart young, to a prolonged, single, long-term dating society.
The Church should be careful to encourage marriage as an example of Christ and His love for His people. I have always viewed marriage as an institution that was put in place by God and it should and ought to be taken seriously. Getting married just so you can have sex ‘within God’s will’ is not a good reason for getting married.
Marriage is and should be base on a lifetime commitment to one person with a whole lot of responsibility coming with it. Desiring to have sex is not reason enough to get married, and couples should be financially self-supporting before getting married. I understand that today we are marrying older and older,but we’re reaching sexual maturity younger and younger. I don't think Paul had today's marriage in mind when he suggested we remain celibate until marriage. What's your thoughts? How would you describe to young for marriage?