Ask Your Preacher

Ask Your Preacher

“The Early Bride Gets The Groom”

I believe that I'm being called to be a preacher's wife, and I've been praying about it, and I believe I know who it is.  It is the preacher's son.  He is two years older than me, but we are both really young.  Is it all right to get married when you’re young?

Budding Love

Dear Budding Love,

There is nothing wrong with getting married at a young age, as long as it is done wisely and to the right person.  In fact, the Scriptures talk about rejoicing in the “wife of your youth” (Pr 5:18).  1 Cor 7:36-38 clearly points out that there is no set standard for when men and women can marry.  Once they both have reached maturity, the timing of marriage becomes an issue of wisdom.  There is no right age to marry.