Is dating at a young age a sin
I asked her out when I was 20 and we got married when I was 22. I would not be done with getting my masters in pastoral counseling and graduating from seminary until I was 26 years old.When we got together, we knew we were very compatible and on the same spiritual maturity level but we also knew we both would have to make sacrifices to be together because of our age difference.For example, she had to wait for me to finish up school and get a better job before we could have kids and I was not going to be able to ease into adulthood slowly.I finished my bachelor’s degree and we had our first child as I was finishing up my master’s degree.Speaking from personal experience, however, I have not found this socially awkward at all.For whatever reason most of my friends have always been a little older anyways, but through the years Bethany and I have found couples that we both enjoy.The Bible does not say anything directly about relationships between adults with a big age difference.So as usual when it comes to dating and relationship advice, we need to apply biblical principles and wisdom to the questions we have.
We didn’t know how introverted I really was and how much large groups of people drain me. But when you want to date or marry someone who is younger or you are the younger one, just expect that the younger person has more transitioning to do in general than the older person.You may like being with a younger man, but you may not like that younger man’s immature friends.Likewise you may enjoy being with an older woman, but you may find her older friends boring because they are in a different life season than you.Lastly, if people are really shocked by your pairing with this person, it might be a red flag that you want to look at.Many times dating someone much older or younger can be rooted in unhealthy behavior our wounds from our past.