Do you want to marry when you’re older or younger?
A very special and wise lady always told me it was good to marry young.
Apparently, St. Paisios agrees.
It is good for a person to get married at a relatively young age. Then things come more naturally. Each gets adjusted naturally and easily to the other. One sees that couples who get married at a young age keep a childlike simplicity in their relationship all their lives.
When a person gets older, reason starts to take over and examines and measures everything. Also, his character becomes solidified, it is difficult for him to adjust.
When a person reaches thirty, in order to get married, thirty people must push him. It is difficult for him to decide to take on this yoke. You have become accustomed to living recklessly. You have become like the wild horses when someone tries to put the bit on them. Being startled, they jump, they kick, and they run far away.
– St. Paisios of Mount Athos
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