1. L

    Baha’i marriage without civil marriage

    Good morning, I am in need of education and advice on Bahá’í marriage laws. I am dating a Bahá’í man and I am learning about Bahá’í faith. My parents are deceased and his parents are approving of the marriage. I would like to know if we are able to have a Bahá’í marriage without having the...
  2. A

    marriage- parents' willing consent

    I belong to a wonderful bahai family with loving and caring parents. I am in love with a muslim boy since 12 yrs and he is extremely supportive of me following the bahai faith. we have been waiting to get married for all these years due to certain challenges we have been facing all the while...
  3. M

    Chastity in the process of getting to know someone for marriage

    Hi, Are there any clear directions on what to do and what not to do while in the process of getting to know someone for marriage? There are obvious things such as no sex, no kissing and no touching in a sexual manner, but there are other things that aren't as clear and can depend on personal...
  4. A

    Gay Marriage Now Legal in the US

    Gay marriage is now legal in the US! Do you think the House of Justice will become in favor of gay marriage to coincide with the law? Do you think we should support gay marriage since it is legal?
  5. M

    Wise words about marriage

    I found this blog post written by a Catholic, to provide some profound insights on the nature of marriage: The Theology of Laundry: Regretting your Marriage Doesn’t Mean it was a Mistake
  6. B

    question about marriage

    how do two people get baha'i marriage/wedding if they were already married in court and already have marriage certificate? they want to do the baha'i wedding and ceremony even though they were already married in court many years ago for whatever reason. i understand that baha'i marriage require...
  7. W

    Pregnant before marriage

    Dear friends, I don't know what to do.... I am Bahai and got pregnant while I'm not married... Me and my boyfriend love each other deeply but are only together for two months.. it was a great shock because we took precautions but we both realize it was wrong in the first place to have sex...
  8. M

    Same sex marriage now legal in USA.

    Now that gay marriage is legal in the USA does that mean if the Baha'i faith refuses to marry gays that it will be illegal to do so and if so at risk of losing their tax status? What will be the Baha'i response to Gay Baha'i who do marry in a civil ceremony...
  9. S

    I have a question about marriage...

    I have decided not to marry or have children, what does the faith teach about this type of decision?
  10. SmilingSkeptic

    Atheist Marriage

    I'm going to go into this post with a massive disclaimer. First of all, I am NOT the author of the original post that I am bringing to your attention, nor do I agree with a good deal of his views and opinions. Second of all, as I may have stated before, my Baha'i girlfriend and I have an...
  11. M

    Current changes in status of Gay Marriage in USA

    Are the Baha'i faith teachings about to be trumped by science? Epigenetics may underlie homosexuality, study finds -- ScienceDaily 2012 University of Tennessee - Knoxville and STUDY: Genes Play A Role In Male Homosexuality | ThinkProgress 2014 Northwestern University If science eventually...
  12. S

    New Baha'i seeking advice on marriage

    Hi Friends~ I am a newly declared Baha'i. It has been amazing in this short time already how profoundly my life has been shifting and how much the devotional aspect has been filling me and guiding me. That said, one of the gifts and challenges has been.. incorporating various aspects of being...
  13. M

    Interfaith Marriage between a Baha'i and an Atheist

    Hello, this is my first post to this forum, and I am after the thoughts and guidance of the wider Baha'i community on the issue of interfaith and cross-cultural marriage. I am very interested to hear your experiences, both good and bad. I would first like to disclose that I am an atheist, and...
  14. Yusuf Mirza Ali

    Gay Marriage

    Yes, this is a sensitive topic, but I will go anyway Let's say I'm gay, if I got married or in a civil union would I have membership revoked? I think the UHJ should change this rule, homosexuality is proven by science, and since the Bahá'í Faith has to agree with science gays should be seen as...
  15. Y

    What is your view of interfaith marriage as a Baha'i?

    I am curious to know how you look at interfaith marriage as a Baha'i? Have/would you marry a non-Baha'i? What is the pros and cons of it? Why/why not there is an issue in it? What is your advices on this topic? Merci!
  16. I

    Question about marriage

    Abdulbaha wrote: “As for the question regarding marriage under the Law of God: First thou must choose one who is pleasing to thee, and then the matter is subject to the consent of father and mother. Before thou makest thy choice, they have no right to interfere.” (‘Abdu’l-Bahá: Selections from...
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    Have just received text from my estranged wife telling me that she is starting divorce proceedings. How surreal. When I was younger I never thought it possible that I would be a divorcee one day. The marriage has been over for four years and neither wants a reconciliation yet I experience such...
  18. H

    pregnancy out of marriage

    Hi... I came to seek for help. I found out yesterday that I am 5 weeks pregnant. My ex boyfriend is Bahai and we broke up few months ago, but we had been still seen each other because we love each other. But we had an argument 2 weeks ago and havent been speaking ever since. I am terrified to...
  19. D

    Marriage is permissable

    'Enter into wedlock, O people, that ye may bring forth one who will make mention of Me amid My servants.'~Baha'u'llah I noticed an article about a priest who got married which seems relevant to this text. Slowly, Priest Realized Celibacy Was A 'Destructive' Force Community Radio for Northern...
  20. arthra

    Advice on marriage by Abdul-Baha

    I don't think I've seen this before as it's in Star of the West and so will share it here....:thumbsup: Advice given by ‘Abdu’l-Baha to a believer about marriage and family life December 22, 1918 Haifa Now that thou art returning to America thou must think of taking unto thyself a wife. Do...