Kristen Ellingson

How I feel about getting married at the age of 20.

Kristen Ellingson
How I feel about getting married at the age of 20.

Moving out of my parents house, taking over every financial responsibility, and committing the rest of my life to one man all would be pretty terrifying if Shane wasn't the man I am marrying. 

I know without a doubt that Shane is the man that God wants me to marry. We have prayed through our relationship for 3.5 years now and we have taken the time to get to know each other. Everything I have seen and learned is exactly what I know I need in a man. I've said this before but he truly respects me, works with me, and pushes me to pursue the things I am passionate about. I know that if I marry him my life won't "end".

I see a lot of people get married then they get too busy and literally just give up on everything they were passionate about or cared about. People used to say to me: just wait until you graduate college, move out and live on your own with friends, get out and gain some life experience, wait until you have a career set, travel, etc. 

Those are all valid points but I know that when I marry Shane i'm not going to be held back from accomplishing any of those things. Shane celebrates my grades in school and he pushes me to improve, he is going to be an epic first roommate, he encourages me to spend time with my friends and he understands what they mean to me, and i'll get to travel with him and see new places with my favorite person. When I marry Shane I get to experience ALL of these things with the human I love the most on earth.

It has everything to do with the person that you marry. If that person brings you down or causes you to feel passive about life you are going to forget all those things you were passionate about and you will get comfortable just doing what you have to do to get by in life. Be with someone who gets your adrenaline going and makes you excited to live!

I'm not scared or nervous about getting married at the age of 20 because i'm marrying Shane LemMon, my absolute best friend and greatest gift from God.