| | Re: Marriage at age 18?
Monicagrace, premarital counseling is a MUST no matter what the age. A good counselor can help identify issues and help you to resolve them before marriage. Also, the vast majority of couples have no idea what they are getting into. For instance, have you taken the Myers/Briggs personality test? Have your read "The Five Love languages?" Do you even know how your personalities and expectations differ? Then there are the learned patterns of behavior from your family. One good book I recommend is "The Couple Checkup". It helps identify the areas of compatibility and the areas the need growth in your relationship. If you think you will say "I do" and everything will just work itself out, you are indeed blinded by love.
The marriage bed must be a place of mutuality—the husband seeking to satisfy his wife, the wife seeking to satisfy her husband. Marriage is not a place to "stand up for your rights." Marriage is a decision to serve the other, whether in bed or out. 1 Corinthians 7:2 (The Message)