A few months ago, I made a thread asking for a prayer for one of my students who had gone through a... really terrible experience. Anyway, since then, she and her boyfriend had grown much closer. The families are also very close. This past winter break, the boyfriend and his mom had joined her and her dad on a trip to Norway (where the latter's from). Anyway, the boyfriend proposed to her and she accepted. She has a ring and everything. All their classmates are like, "Aww" "Congrats!", etc. However, I'm sitting there thinking to myself, "You dumbasses, you're only sixteen! What the fuck do you know about marriage? Do you think you'll stand in that church, kiss, then dance at the reception and the credits will roll with the latest pop song playing?" However, I kept that all inside, and just said, "Congratulations, God-willing you'll have many happy years together." They claim they're going to wait until they're twenty-two. Anyway, I am asking that you pray that these kids had really thought this through and made the right decision. Please pray that they'll use the coming years to consider all the finer details of what marriage entails. If they are true to each other, I ask that you pray that their marriage is blessed with happiness. You know, it's not like high school sweethearts never get married, it happens sometimes. I met my wife at the age of sixteen, and once we started dating I had never looked at another woman since. However, the word "marriage" never even crossed our minds until we were nineteen. We married at twenty-one. Anyway, please pray for these two that things go well for them and that before they commit to the bonds of marriage, they think absolutely everything through.