Chapter 10 – From This Day Forward – page 51

I found some fun things on the Internet that young kids have said about marriage…

What exactly is marriage?

“Marriage is when you get to keep your girl and don’t have to give her back to her parents” — Eric, age 6

Is it better to be single or married?

“I don’t know which is better, but I’ll tell you one thing. I’m never going to have sex with my wife. I don’t want to be all grossed out.” — Theodore, age 8

“It’s better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need somebody to clean up after them” — Anita, age 9

“It gives me a headache to think about that stuff. I’m just a kid. I don’t need that kind of trouble.” — Will, age 7

What is the right age to get married?

“Twenty-three is the best age because you know the person FOREVER by then.” — Camille, age 10

“No age is good to get married at. You got to be a fool to get married.” — Freddie, age 6

“Once I’m done with kindergarten, I’m going to find me a wife” — Bert, age 5


 How can a stranger tell if two people are married?

“Married people usually look happy to talk to other people.” — Eddie, age 6

“You might have to guess, based on whether they seem to be yelling at the same kids.” — Derrick, age 8

How do you decide whom to marry?

“You got to find somebody who likes the same stuff. Like, if you like sports, she should like it that you like sports, and she should keep the chips and dip coming.” — Alan, age 10

“No person really decides before they grow up who they’re going to marry. God decides it all way before, and you get to find out later who you’re stuck with.” — Kirsten, age 10

“You flip a nickel, and heads means you stay with him and tails means you try the next one.” — Kelly, age 9


Of course, some of the answers above are just plain silly. The idea of marriage can be confusing for adults sometimes, so it’s no surprise that kids don’t always understand what it’s all about! What about you?

This week’s chapter in Designer Genes will help you get a better understanding of what God teaches us about marriage through the Bible, His Word. If you have any questions, please write to me at and I’ll do my best to answer them!

Here’s something to do this week: If your parents are still married, pray for them! Ask God to make their relationship stronger so that they continue to love each other when difficult times come. If they’re divorced, or if one of your parents has died, pray that God will heal their broken hearts. Your prayers can be a big help to your parents!

Here’s something else: If you think you’d like to get married when you grow up, ask God to help you become the young lady He designed you to be so that you will be ready to be a good wife and mom one day. And it wouldn’t hurt to pray for your future husband, too, even though you don’t know who that will be yet!

Have a great week!