It’s a theological tangle I’m not qualified to unpick – we each have to exercise our own judgement.Theology aside, I admit that when I began my dating journey, I was somewhat prejudiced against divorcés.
A friend once said, 'you're content with the love you already have from your family.''' MS WEE LE FONG, 40 The main reason for delaying marriage is "competing life goals", she says, such as a prolonged period in formal education and career. In the Marriage and Parenthood Study 2012, a survey commissioned by the National Population and Talent Division, 83 per cent of single respondents indicated that they wanted to get married.
She adds: "When you're older, you're also more likely to know what you want and less likely to compromise." The median age for first-time grooms in Singapore rose from 29.1 years in 2003 to 30.2 years in 2013. If so many people want to put a ring on it, why is it not happening?
I knew it was unfair: many people’s marriages end against their will, and through no fault of their own.
But I couldn’t shake the feeling that they’d already proved they had no staying power.
Divorce rates vary throughout the world and in Asian countries, such as Singapore, there are far fewer divorces but they are on the rise.