By DAVID LAPP
When my very smart and relatively young girlfriend (she was then 20) first told her father she was thinking of marrying me, he refused to even hear of it. “How much college debt does he have?” he demanded. “What’s the rush? Why not wait until your career and finances are established? How do you know he’s the one?”
She sobbed, he came around, and in May 2009 Amber and I became husband and wife, when I was 22 and she was 21.