Why is it that Mormons feel the need to marry so [extremely] young?
I know the answer obviously but hey it might be interesting for you to answer.
Hmmm, good question.
I’m not so sure it’s as much a “feeling” as much as it is an “urge”. Those two sensations may actually share the same bed, and perhaps I’m incorrect in separating them. But the reason I do separate them is in the explanation.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (i.e., Mormon) culture is extremely family centric. In the Mormon culture the family is regarded as the strongest support system a person can have. This is why such great emphasis is placed upon being good parents and raising children in an environment that will supports strong development, et cetra.
I believe this is the source of the married-young phenomena you point out.
LDS women will usually pursue college after high school. It is in this journey of education that most LDS women (in their youth as you’ve pointed out) will find that guy with whom they are smitten and follow through in marriage.
I’ve specifically pointed out women as this seems it would apply more readily to your question (you are a guy).
Here is where your question is answered.
I don’t know if it is a common misconception. But, it would seem the world in general views those whom are religiously focused to be less vulnerable to the urges of sex.
Such is not the case. Mormons have very healthy sexual urges. However sex is only condoned within the bond of marriage.
Take this requirement, throw in the added support of a strong belief in family life, and you have a recipe for disaster (not literally but you get my point).