Christian Early Marriage Position Advocates A Low View of Celibacy and Virginity and Adult Singleness – another example: Justin Deeter Blog about Early Marriage
Link is to Justin Deeter’s blog page:
(Link): A Case for Early Marriage: Why It’s a Good Idea to Get Married Young
Deeter’s page about early marriage contains several unbiblical positions, as well as a few naive stereotypes about marriage, and some, consequently, insensitive assumptions about singleness.
I would have left comments for Deeter below his blog page, but there was a notice saying that blog comments are closed, so I was unable to leave any remarks.
Early Marriage advocates are showing a high disregard for the biblical teachings of virginity- until- marriage, as well as celibacy, by their continued erroneous, unbiblical assumption that no adult can control his or her sexual impulses past a certain age.
These Christian early marriage proponents do NOT support or respect virginity.
I am sure they would pay lip service to the idea of virginity and celibacy, but in practice, no, they do not respect virginity.
Early marriage advocates won’t even attempt to defend the concept of virginity and the practice of sexual purity and self control, but instead “throw in the towel” and recommend that Christian youth get married before hitting 25 years of age or so.
The Bible does not advise any particular age at which to marry.
Some characters in the Bible did not marry until they hit age 40. See (Link): Article by J. Watts: The Scandal of Singleness for more about that.
While the Bible does talk in one New Testament passage about ‘marrying, rather than burning with lust,’ the Bible nowhere commands marriage by a certain age – but it does talk about self control. (More on that farther below.)