I said, "Uh... you know you're allowed to say 'no,' right?" (Because I actually didn't know that at her age.)
Over the years a lot of my students--all girls, actually; no boys yet--have told me about how afraid they are to get married.
Now, I've been married almost eight years now, and, y'know, it's not *that* scary. You'd think that the very idea of marriage shouldn't terrify my college students so much that they'd avoid the oppossite sex altogether.
Which made me wonder... If so many girls are afraid to get married... Is it *their* idea of marriage that needs to be changed, or *ours*?