The primary protection for the friends in these matters, both young and old alike, is to continue to deepen, truly deepen, in the Teachings so that their behavior more readily conforms to the high standards of the Faith." “Bahá’í marriage is the commitment of the two parties one to the other, and their mutual attachment of mind and heart.
Each must, however, exercise the utmost care to become thoroughly acquainted with the character of the other, that the binding covenant between them may be a tie that will endure forever.” "There is a difference between character and faith; it is often very hard to accept this fact and put up with it, but the fact remains that a person may believe in and love [the Bahá’í Faith]—even to being ready to die for it—and yet not have a good personal character, or possess traits at variance with the teachings.
1931 - An excellent book (one of the first) on the international peace movement 1815-1914 is A. Cooper, "Patriotic pacifism: Waging war on war in Europe, 1815-1914." This web page was compiled (beginning in September 2010) to learn about the international peace conferences of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Beales, "The history of peace: A short account of the organised movement for international peace," The Dial Press, New York, pp. 1991 - Equally excellent and covering much the same ground, but using more archival materials, and with new perspectives, is Sandi E.
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.Funeral and Religious Customs of the Baha'i Regarding the Baha'i funeral service: it is extremely simple, as it consists only of a congregational prayer to be read before burial.This prayer will be made available to the friends when the "Aqdas" is translated and published.Here are some conclusions which emerge from the information presented below: -- International peace conferences were a common feature of the "peace movement" for almost exactly one century, from 1843 until World War II.During this period, there were more than 75 international conferences.
The main exception is that the females of the family of the deceased and their friends may undergo mournful lamentations.