Such early relationships make it more difficult to avoid damage to the delicate and still-forming self-image, not to mention the problem of resisting temptation.It used to be the norm for young people to get married, but over the last fifty years, teenage marriage has become increasingly stigmatized.
Young teens—even older teens—are besieged by hormonal and societal pressures that seem at times almost unbearable.
Each day brings new feelings—doubts, fears, and confusion coupled with joys and exhilaration—which can be very confusing.
When we are just beginning to figure out who we are, we may not be firmly grounded enough spiritually to form solid romantic attachments and may be more prone to making unwise decisions that can leave us with emotional, physical, psychological, and spiritual damage.
Being in a relationship puts one in almost constant temptation, especially as emotions begin to develop and the attraction to the other person deepens.
Most recently, 54-year-old Antonio Banderas went public with his first relationship since he split from longtime wife Melanie Griffith last year: His new love, Nicole Kempel, is 20 years younger than him.