When Anna Sendersky graduated from Blue Valley West High School four years ago, she was a teenager with her sights set on college and career.
The notion of getting married — married! — while she was in college never entered her young mind.
“Definitely not!” the University of Kansas senior said. “I didn’t even plan on meeting anybody or dating.”
Think of Anna Sendersky — no, change that
Think of Mrs. Anna Nordling, now 22 and married to Burk Nordling since May 30, as one of the trend busters. On this Valentine’s Day, the Nordlings can also be viewed as believers in an institution whose primacy, according to current figures, is falling like white rice onto concrete.
“You can say, without question, that we are at a 50-year low when it comes to marriage rates,” said Brad Wilcox, director of the University of Virginia-based Center for Marriage and Families. “Marriage is much less likely today to shape an individual’s life course. Marriage has gotten weaker as an institution.”
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