Fewer & Farther Between by Elizabeth Nussen

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Fewer & Farther Between

Elizabeth Nussen on Generational Spacing & Familial Inertia

The week my son, my mother’s first grandchild, was born, she held him close, noses almost touching. “I promise to live to be an old woman and to dance at your wedding,” she whispered, “if you promise to get married young.” Implicitly she confessed: I may not make it to ninety. Don’t wait until thirty to get married. 

But so many of us do wait. We wait to get married, and we wait to have children. This is not without consequences.

Holy Scripture pr . . .