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How do we know when a person is emotionally mature and ready for marriage?

Your spiritual father will be the gauge to assess your emotional and spiritual readiness. When a young man is emotionally and financially ready to establish a household, he should solicit his spiritual father's guidance, and that of his own parents. A young woman, as well needs to consider her own obligations and also consult her spiritual father and her own parents. When Abraham, Isaac's biological and spiritual father, saw that it was the right time to seek a wife for his son, he gave specific instructions to which Isaac and Rebecca complied; thus reaping the fruit of obedience and experiencing love and romance in their successful marriage (Genesis 24).
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