I'm doing some research at work, and am in communication with a girl who is considering getting married, she is 17 years old and therefore needs her Parents consent.
It has been quite difficult as her parents are not as supportive as she'd like.
To me he sounds really great, he is very kind and appreciates her a lot and I think that they would be very happy together but it did get me thinking- is it too young?
Historically speaking women have been marrying at 17 and younger for centuries- so whats the problem when girls today get married that young?
Things have changed though, the sexual and cultural revolution of the 60's has seemed to release women from the obligation of getting married and starting a family young- but is that liberating- and should we shun girls for doing what is natural to them?
It would be great to hear from any other girls in this situation, as I am doing some research into this area for work.
I guess since times have changed, many people now tend to see it as immoral or disgusting or just plain ole nasty. I have seen things while in school where in the past many young girls were married by the age of 16 or 17. A few older and a few younger. In my eyes I say if they are willing to get married at 17, they can wait until 18.
I know I can't say that when there were those who were put in arranged marriages as well. I think if anything 17 or 18 should be the youngest ages. Any younger and that would be a little weird for me. I'm sorry, but that's my opinion on it.