The teachings of the Baha’i Faith contains wonderful commentary on marriage eg “the marriage of the people of Baha must consist of both physical and spiritual relationship for both of them are intoxicates with the wine of one cup, are attracted by one Peerless Countenance, are quickened with one Life and are illumined with one Light.”
Yet looking across those teachings, marriage becomes much more than the union of a man & a woman. Baha’i teachings suggest that true or ideal marriage is for the progress of a united civilization.
There are 3 main conditions to the ideal marriage:
- One man & one woman should agree to marry;
- They should then seek the consent for the marriage from all parents;
- The marriage agrees that the two submit to the will of God, & to raise children to remember God.
I’ll follow these three conditions in detail in follow-up posts