Baha i dating
The proper use of the sex instinct is the natural right of every individual, and it is precisely for this purpose that the institution of marriage has been established." "...
Bahá’u’lláh hath said that the various races of humankind lend a composite harmony and beauty of color to the whole.
Clearly, then, the responsibility of a Bahá’í community towards young people does not end when they first start serving.
The significant decisions they make about the direction of their adult lives will determine whether service to the Cause of God was only a brief and memorable chapter of their younger years, or a fixed center of their earthly existence, a lens through which all actions come into focus.” “Consultation…is applicable to the marriage partners and within the family, and indeed in all areas where believers participate in mutual decision-making.
It—the body—is like a horse which carries the personality and spirit, and as such should be well cared for so it can do its work!
We should try to change, to let the Power of God help recreate us and make us true Bahá’ís in deed as well as in belief.
But sometimes the process is slow, sometimes it never happens because the individual does not try hard enough." "A couple should study each other’s character and spend time getting to know each other before they decide to marry, and when they do marry it should be with the intention of establishing an eternal bond." “This principle [of the equality of the sexes] is far more than the enunciation of admirable ideals; it has profound implications in all aspects of human relations and must be an integral element of Bahá’í domestic and community life.
The application of this principle gives rise to changes in habits and practices which have prevailed for many centuries.” “Bahá’í men have the opportunity to demonstrate to the world around them a new approach to the relationship between the sexes, where aggression and the use of force are eliminated and replaced by cooperation and consultation.
The Universal House of Justice has pointed out in response to questions addressed to it that, in a marriage relationship, neither husband nor wife should ever unjustly dominate the other, and that there are times when the husband and the wife should defer to the wishes of the other, if agreement cannot be reached through consultation; each couple should determine exactly under what circumstances such deference is to take place.”“…[T]he Bahá’í conception of sex is based on the belief that chastity should be strictly practiced by both sexes, not only because it is in itself highly commendable ethically, but also due to its being the only way to a happy and successful marital life.