Dating someone older in age
We do know that Abraham was 10 years older than Sarah (Genesis ), but there are no other couples in the Bible where both individuals’ ages are given.It is often assumed, for example, that Joseph was significantly older than Mary.Furthermore, other than the very obvious reasons, why is a 42-year-old dating a 27-year-old?
However, there is absolutely nothing in the Bible that indicates this.
Age can be important in a marriage, but it is far less important than other issues such as salvation, spiritual maturity, compatibility, etc.
I know he's not old enough to really be my father, but he's up there.
It's really a case of two kindred spirits being separated by a lot of numerical years. - Old Soul, 27 Dear Old Soul, Just the fact that you are presenting this question makes me wonder if you already know the answer.
As people get older, age difference means less and less.
Obviously, a 40-year-old marrying a 20-year-old will be questioned, while no one will think twice about an 80-year-old marrying a 60-year-old.
If I follow what feels right, am I setting myself up for future failure? Usually, we don't question the things we know in our gut to in our best interests.
You are concerned that a 15 year age difference may be a "terrible idea" or "setting yourself up for future failure." Are these irrational concerns, or is this your intuition trying to out-talk your infatuation?
Age is just a number, but love, connection, values, compatibility and chemistry are real.
And by the way, they are real hard to find in one person, so thank your lucky stars that you have found your soul mate.
The only biblical warnings that might apply to an age difference in marriage in some situations concern marrying for lust or money: we are to avoid lust (1 John ) and the love of money (Hebrews 13:5).