“Why does the evangelical church support abstinence pledges and purity rings but not young marriage? Why have we vilified ‘young marriage’ but push a secular four-year college on a 17-year old with such tenacity? Does it have something to do with our lackluster attitude towards premarital sex and our idolatry of formal education and lucrative careers? I can name at least twenty couples in our church of 400 people who were married in their late teens/early twenties and are still living healthy in the eyes of the Lord.
“I would love to see: 1) Parents take more of an active role in their children’s courtships; 2) No more long engagements; 3) Teens/Young Adults chasing Christ under teaching parents, pastors, and family worship and a full dismissal of the statement ‘don’t get married till after college.’ If it be the will of the Lord for your lives: Chase Christ. Get married. Have kids. Grow. Grow. Grow. Grow. #make18adultagain” (@AdamPage85 on Twitter)
I agree with him wholeheartedly! God created us to marry young yet the Christian world has gone right along with the secular world in advocating college and careers for their children where fornication and pornography is rampant and celebrated. Many parents mourn the loss of the children’s faith after attending college yet they helped fund this loss by sending them off to college.
Yes, some professions require college but not that many. “You don’t need college to learn stuff. Everything is available basically for free. Learn anything you want for free. It’s not a question of learning” (Elon Musk). In fact, Dennis Prager states frequently that college makes people stupid! You can see that he’s right by the way our culture is heading.
Raising your children in godliness is the most important thing that you can do for them. This will benefit them throughout their lives.
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.
***Joseph Spurgeon is a preacher of the God’s Word and he has written two books: It’s Good to Be a Girl and It’s Good to Be a Boy. You can purchase them on Amazon too. He is unafraid to speak Truth in this wicked day and age. I follow him on Facebook and he’s an excellent teacher/preacher. He loves being married and having many children.
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