Do Youths Still Value Marriage Today? - ParentEd

Episode 36

Published on:

22nd Jul 2021

Do Youths Still Value Marriage Today?

Marriage is one of the most significant relationships two people can share. It can be the source of our greatest joy, but can also bring about its fair share of hurts. There has been much media attention given to marriages and divorce in Singapore in recent times, such as: the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on current and future marriages, fewer marriages and divorce rates, and the possible repercussions of an amicable divorce option on marriages in Singapore.  

What are the marital aspirations of youth in Singapore today? How are these influenced by their parents, and what can family members do to support them during this season of adulting?

In this episode of the ParentEd podcast, host Aaron Ng hears from 2 young adult guests, Abigayle Huan and Samuel Law, who share candidly about how their parents have shaped their perspectives on relationships and marriage. They also share how they desire to build healthy relationships with their friends and their personal take towards marriage.

Abigayle is a 21 year old undergraduate student at the National University of Singapore's Faculty of Law. She has a younger brother, aged 16 years old, and they enjoy a close relationship with each other and with their parents.

Samuel is currently serving his National Service with the Singapore Armed Forces and is an active volunteer in his community. He is 22 years old, enjoys writing and is the oldest of 4 sons.

Want to engage your tween or teen in meaningful conversations but don't know where to start? To celebrate our Youth in Singapore this July, youth community movement FamChamps partnered with TableTalk by Vessels to create a Telegram telebot to facilitate conversations between youth and their family. Visit On Second Talk for more details of their initiative.


If you have enjoyed this episode, please leave us a rating and review on Apple Podcast or Podchaser. It'll be very helpful for others to find our podcast. You can also help us by copying this link to share with your friends.

You can also support us by giving monthly. We appreciate your generous giving as every dollar helps to sustain our efforts in strengthening families. Do note that if you are based in Singapore, one-time gifts above SGD$50 or monthly donations above SGD$10 are eligible for 250% tax-deductible benefits.

Disclaimer: This episode was recorded remotely as we play our part to keep Singapore safe during this season of COVID-19. The audio quality may be slightly affected during the online recording.

Show artwork for ParentEd

About the Podcast

Welcome to the ParentEd podcast by Focus on the Family Singapore!
Family life can be unpredictable and chaotic. Amidst work pressures, day-to-day stresses and digital distractions, how can we nurture greater intimacy with our spouse and deepen our parent-child connections?

Join us in our honest conversations about marriage, parenting and work life as we chat with everyday people and experts about the struggles, joys and small victories that we share.

There is no perfect family. As we share stories, offer practical insights and answer your questions, we hope that these episodes will provide hope and encouragement in your journey of becoming a better spouse and a more intentional parent.
Support the show