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A year ago, Lina says her parents took her to Yemen because her grandmother was gravely ill. But when the family arrived, Lina's father announced that she would be getting married to a local man. Renee Deschamps/Getty Images/Vetta hide caption

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Many Baptist leaders consider marriage to be a foundation for adult life and some are actively encouraging tying the knot earlier. Rosemary Woods/Illustration Works/Corbis hide caption

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A photo prop sits in May 2003 outside the Wedding Chapel, one of two commercial chapels in Ringgold, Ga. The town of 2,422 issued 2,259 marriage the year before, and added $700,000 to the economy, because of the cheap cost and the plethora of related services the town offered. Barry Williams/Getty Images hide caption

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Science says she really doesn't it like it when you do that. LouLou & Tummie/ImageZoo/Corbis hide caption

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More than 65 percent of first marriages today are between couples already living together. For millennials, cohabitation is almost a rite of passage. Oliver Hoffmann/iStock hide caption

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Phillip Underwood and Michelle Sheridan and their children, Logan and Lilliana, gather in their living room in Frederick, Md., after a long day of work and school. The couple had delayed marriage, in part for financial reasons. James Clark/NPR hide caption

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Edith Hill, 96, and Eddie Harrison, 95, shown here in their home in Annandale, Va., were married earlier this year. One of Hill's daughters says the marriage was improper and that Hill's estate is now in question. Matthew Barakat/AP hide caption

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Rick and Marianne wash dishes together. She no longer remembers that he is her husband. Andrew Nixon/Capital Public Radio hide caption

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John Betar, 102, and his wife Ann, 98, at their home in Fairfield, Conn. They eloped on Nov. 25, 1932. Michelle McLoughlin /Reuters/Landov hide caption

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