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Guide to Conduct and Ceremony

Part 2. Formalities concerning Family Affairs

Chapter 4. Marriage

Section 1. About Marriage

Marriage means that a man and woman are united and form a family. Having children consequently causes a community to be formed and a society and nation to be constructed. Therefore, marriage is the basis of forming family, community, society, and nation. When people, one by one, are properly married, they bring society and the nation to good fruition, while when people are not married properly, the result is a degeneration of society and the nation. It is not accidental that from ancient times marriage has been called the Great Matter of humans. The formalities of the wedding should be carried out with the most care. When considering a marriage, it is important to know, in detail, the prospective partner's personality, health, and life goals. One should consider deeply one's situation and financial condition; only after that should one get married, with a solemn oath of being faithful until death and with due ceremony. Do not enter marriage based only on the feeling of the moment, nor in a careless way.