You Probably Believe this Popular Marriage Myth

Young couple gets married

When a young couple gets married, whether it’s in real life or portrayed in films, you hear this concern – “You’re too young to get married!”

…But is that a valid concern? Will a marriage be more successful if you wait until you are older and wiser?

Research actually tells a different story about the correlation between marriage success and age.

  • Those who tie the knot after their early 30s are now more likely to divorce than those who marry in their late 20s.
  • Past the early 30s, the odds of divorce increase by 5 percent per year of age at marriage—but it’s not clear why.

Shocking right?! Read the whole study: click here to check it out.

My wife and I discuss the marriage study in our latest podcast:

I invite you to check out the link and subscribe wherever you listen to podcasts.

Are you surprised by the study? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments. God bless!


6 thoughts on “You Probably Believe this Popular Marriage Myth

  1. My husband and I married when I was 20 and he was 27. We’ve been married 34 years? I think. Ha! Math’s not my strong suite. Anyway, that said, my youngest daughter is 22 and I DO NOT want her to get married now, though I like her boyfriend a lot. My oldest daughter (just have two) is 29, and she will be tying the knot soon, when he fiance gets out of college. I will be glad when they do. I’m not sorry that I married who I married. I wouldn’t change that for the world, but, in a less imperfect world, we would have waited awhile. It was tough those first four or five years and OUR youth had a lot to do with that.

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    1. The statistics are fascinating but also mystifying. I’m not really sure what they mean, but it does seem to indicate that a sweet spot may exist between youthful ignorance/immaturity and getting too set in our ways.

      Thanks for sharing! May God bless your daughters in their future marriages and God bless your marriage too 🙂

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  2. I’m shocked by the study only because practically, one would think that by the early thirties, individuals are more sure of what they do and don’t want in a partner and are less likely to settle etc. Who knows, maybe that has been a false assumption as well. I think the only sure way to have a successful marriage would be to keep Christ as the center and focal point. Also, I’m not married, so there’s that. The opinion of marriage from a single person.

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