Becoming a member of the Baha'i Faith, a world religion, is a spiritual and private decision.
A couple who are physically incapable of having children may, of course, marry, since the procreation of children is not the only purpose of marriage.
The material result is the children who are born in the cradle of love of God, who are nurtured by the breast of the knowledge of God, and who are brought up in the bosom of the gift of God, and who are fostered in the lap of the training of God.
Wives should not attempt to dominate their husbands, nor husbands their wives.(Universal House of Justice, The Compilation of Compilations vol II, p.
453) Bahá’í marriage is the commitment of the two parties one to the other, and their mutual attachment of mind and heart.
Before thou makest thy choice, they have no right to interfere.(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p.
118) As to thy question concerning the husband and wife, the tie between them and the children given to them by God: Know thou, verily, the husband is one who hath sincerely turned unto God, is awakened by the call of the Beauty of El-Bahá and chanteth the verses of Oneness in the great assemblies; the wife is a being who wisheth to be overflowing with and seeketh after the attributes of God and His names; and the tie between them is none other than the Word of God.
In the Cause we do not have what is commonly called the ‘Aqid‘.
The appearance of the two parties before the Assembly has even only an Administrative importance.
Verily, it [the Word of God] causeth the multitudes to assemble together and the remote ones to be united.
Thus the husband and wife are brought into affinity, are united and harmonized, even as though they were one person.
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When either one of the two adoreth the other to the exclusion of God, then each will prevent the other from entering into the Kingdom of God.(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Tablets of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá v3, p.