Eric and I started dating when I was 18 (he was 21), got engaged when we were 19 and 22, and married at 20 and 23.
I've read that, statistically, marriages are more likely to last if you wait until your mid-twenties to get married. Don't wait too long, though, because getting married after your mid-thirties increases the likely-hood of divorce also. Of course, age is just one thing in a long list factors involved in the health and success in a marriage.
We were young and naive and in love and have pretty much grown up together. We had our babies young (I was 21, 23, 25, and 27 when they were born) and I don't think that waiting a few years to get married would have changed any challenges we've faced. I don't regret getting married young, but I don't necessarily recommend it, either. I guess it just depends on the couple and the circumstances. It was right for us.
How old were you when you got married? Has it helped or hindered your marriage?
I'm SO excited about this month's Marriage Series! We'll start Wednesday with Friendship vs Romance. I'd love to have each one of you, with your unique perspective, join the the conversation and even post about the topics on your blog, if you'd like. If you weren't here, you can still read last year's Marriage Series.