No one marries with the intention of getting divorced, and nobody should think that a youthful marriage is an easy way to fulfill themselves physically without keeping in mind what marriage in Islam is really about. The ultimate purpose of marriage is to develop a strong family unit, whether it consists only of a husband and wife, or a larger unit that includes children.
Divorce is disliked, but it is still pleasing in the Sight of Allah for two young people to marry, have a halaal relationship, and if things do not work out, for them to divorce. Zina, on the other hand, is NOT an option for any Muslim.
There are no statistics that we can point to in the West that show the success rates of young marriages. However, the major question that all parents should ask themselves is: would you rather have your son or daughter marry young, or follow the way of the West and engage in zina, which is a punishable crime according to the Shari’ah?
An Ounce of Prevention
The only way to combat both physical temptations and the very real danger of broken marriages/ divorce is for Muslim parents and Muslim youth alike to educate themselves on what marriage means and what it requires.