How Do You Decide Who 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.

What Is the Right Age to Get Married?

"Twenty-three is the best age because you have known 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.

What Do You Think Your Mom and Dad Have in Common?

"Both don't want more kids." - Lori, age 8.

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.

What Do Most People Do On a Date?

"Dates are for having fun, and people should use them to get to know each other. Even boys have something to say if you listen long enough."

- Lynnette, age 8.

"On the first date, they just tell each other lies, and that usually gets them interested enough to go for a second date." - Martin, age 10.

What Would You Do On a First Date That Was Turning Sour?

"I'd run home and play dead. The next day I would call all the newspapers and make sure they wrote about me in all the dead columns." - Craig, age 9.

Is It Better to Be Single or Married?

"It's better for girls to be single but not for boys. Boys need someone to clean up after them." - Anita, age 9.

"Single is better, for the simple reason that I wouldn't want to change no diapers. Of course, if I did get married, I'd just phone my mother and have her come over for some coffee and diaper-changing." - Kirsten, age 10.

When Is It OK to Kiss Someone?

"When they're rich." - Pam, age 7.

"The law says you have to be eighteen, so I wouldn't want to mess with that." - Curt, age 7.

The rule goes like this: if you kiss someone, then you should marry them and have kids with them. It's the right thing to do." - Howard, age 8.

How Would the World Be Different If People Didn't Get Married?

"There sure would be a lot of kids to explain, wouldn't there?" - Kelvin, age 8.

"You can be sure of one thing, the boys would come chasing after us just the same as they do now." - Roberta, age 7.

How Would You Make a Marriage Work?

"Tell your wife that she looks pretty even if she looks like a truck." - Ricky, age 10.

Since we are discussing marriage, here is a story about how a wife was rewarded for a lifetime of devotion:

She had spent her lifetime taking care of her husband. Now he had been slipping in and out of a coma for several months, yet she stayed by his bedside every single day.

When he came to his senses, he motioned for her to come near him.

As she sat by him, he said, "You know what? You have been with me all through the bad times. When I got fired, you were there to support me. When my business failed, you were there. When I got shot, you were by my side. When we lost the house, you gave me support. When my health started failing, you were still by my side. You know what?"

"What, my dear?" she asked gently.

"I think you bring me bad luck."