Signs of the Times

The Congregationalist

Dr. George E. LaMore, Jr. Chairman of the Department of Religion and Philosophy At Iowa Wrsleyan College in The Congregationalist Milwaukee, Wisconsin

In the haunting classroom described in the best seller Up the Down Staircase one student wrote, "I'm nobody especially so nobody knows me, maybe I'll be somebody with a job."

Numerous teen-age brides rush into marriage this way. They cannot get along with parents, school or themselves, so they want to get married. They believe that marriage will bring to them the identity and meaning they cannot bring to it. They are like persons entering a bank to make a withdrawal before they have made a deposit, and wondering why the institution soon goes bankrupt.

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November 4, 1967

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