Directives From the Guardian

118 MARRIAGE, BAHÁ'Í (Consent of Parents-- duty of Assembly to ascertain validity)

"With reference to the matter of the consent of the parents to a Bahá'í marriage: As this is a vital binding obligation, it is the duty of the Assemblies to ascertain, before giving their sanction, that the consent obtained has been given freely by the parents themselves."

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