Ok, I know that relationships and marriage are the most common and for some people the most favorite subjects at BYU. This is not something I usually talk about, however I would like to get your opinion on that, maybe I just do not understand something. I started thinking about this topic, just because about 15 minutes ago I talked to my friend who mentioned that she may be getting married. I was pretty excited to hear that, until she said that she had been dating a guy for a week and then added that they had been hanging out for 2 weeks! Oh, well that ought to do it, a whole extra week to get to know a person, since 2 weeks is really all you need to be ready for marriage and children!!!!
I have two of my friends who got married and divorced within a year, one of them just barely turned 21. I understand that things happen and come up that sometimes it is impossible to save the marriage, but would that be possible to prevent some of the problems if one took more time to get to know the person they are marrying?
This issue really buggs me, I mean can people hang in there for about a year and get to know each other, or do they just want to have sex so much that they are ready to jeopardize their future marriage. I am no expert here, but I am pretty sure that there is far more into marriage than sex. I apologize if I am being to open here.
I am sure that when people get married they have tender feelings and want to spend the rest of their lives with the person that they are dating and all they can think about is that person, but to me it sounds like infatuation, which is nice feeling...for dating, but not powerful enough to save the relationship when needed.
I would love to get more opinions on this one