Mrs Nic' and I were 16 and 18 years old respectively when we first met at a Circuit Assembly in Corby. Three years later we were married. We've had a great time, we're very lucky but looking back I can see how crazy it is to put that pressure to marry on teenagers.
The 'no sex before marriage' thing is hardly unique to JW's but I wonder why they just refuse to see the problems it brings. Treating marriage as a hoop to jump through or ticket to be purchased before having sex seems to me to be devaluing marriage not elevating it.
And yes, we were virgins on our wedding night!