Marriage is the first step towards beginning of a family. Marriage places an additional responsibility on you and therefore, it is very important to you are prepared physically as well as mentally to shoulder those responsibilities. Most often, early marriage results in early pregnancy and places the burden of motherhood on a girl who herself has not enjoyed life. Scientific research has shown that that if the mother is too young, her children are weak and die more often. It is therefore, advisable to defer marriage till you are at least 21 years of age so that you complete your own physical and psychological development before entering into motherhood.