by Kelly Crawford from Generation Cedar – Why We Should Encourage Our Children to Marry Young
We could have the talk about the unnecessary hype of college but that would take too long. If we could understand that college may be necessary for highly specialized vocations, but generally, not necessary for a good education and training in most vocations, we would begin the process of demoting the college degree from some idolized status. It is now, especially in our highly technological age, only one of many ways to a higher education, not the least of which is laborious and expensive.
Too often marriage is pushed off until after college. First, college has taken precedence over the importance of marriage. Second, it is assumed that both can’t be done simultaneously.
Sadly, too, in many cases college extends (or worsens) the adolescent stage. Parents pay for their adult children to live (and/or party) during the time they should be assuming those responsibilities.
We’ve given the pursuit of (let’s be honest) more money precedent over the pursuit of a godly spouse.
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NLQ Recommended Reading …
‘Breaking Their Will: Shedding Light on Religious Child Maltreatment‘ by Janet Heimlich
‘Quivering Daughters‘ by Hillary McFarland
‘Quiverfull: Inside the Christian Patriarchy Movement‘ by Kathryn Joyce