Over at the new Verily Magazine blog, my wife, Amber — who got married at the insane age of 21! I would never let my kids do that (ha,ha) — asks “What makes early marriage so frightening?” today. She reflects on her own story of getting married young, remembering that seeing other young couples getting married made it easier.
In her essay “‘There but for the Grace’: The Ethics of Bystanders to Divorce,” scholar M. Christian Green reflects on how divorce affects not only divorcées, but everyone else, too. But in my experience, the inverse is also true. Good marriages have a way of sharing some of their strength with the rest of us.
You should read the whole thing, here.
And then – perhaps for your bedtime story with your little ones – you can dust off from the archives this little whopper, from yours truly, “Did I Get Married Too Young?”