I’m going to point out something that PPs have missed here…
OP said that people were asking her why she wanted to get married so young when God played no part in that decision.
Underlying question: why would someone be more likely to marry young if God DID play a part in that decision?
Personal story: Discussing my cousin’s upcoming marriage with him
Me: Wow… you’re the youngest person I know to be getting married, and the first of all of our immediate family. Looking forward to being an old man?
Cousin: I don’t feel young at all. Lots of my friends married when they were in their very early twenties because, you know, they are Christians.
Me: *Momentarily confused… not yet joining the dots* …. but Fiance [then long term boyfriend] and I are Christians….
Cousin: But you’re not REAL Christians! *Realising his mistake* I mean… um, ah…. ****…. er… fancy going to the pub?
The thing is… I DO know what he meant. He meant that his friends are charismatic evangelicals who don’t believe in sex before marriage, and therefore marry young specifically so that they can have sex, because they just can’t wait any longer.
… fairly obviously, this is one of the world’s worst reasons for getting married, and I think it’s pretty shocking to use religion as a way of justifying yourself for all the wrong reasons. But that’s my opinion. I’m “living in sin” with my Fiance, we are both religious, and we are perfectly comfortable with that (for a variety of reasons… I don’t want to threadjack too much, so I will spare you them).
I just think it’s a shame that OP lives in an area in which young people get married young just so they can have sex, because it encourages them not to think things through like rational adults, and wait to see if they are more compatible with each other before getting married. On the bright side, OP, at least your marriage will probably be built on stronger foundations than those of some of the young people around you…