Years ago, when I was still in a relationship with a man, I went to visit one of my cousins. She is older, married, and has lots of babies. I remember sitting in her backyard, talking to her about my relationship, and telling her that I didn't think I wanted to marry my boyfriend. Whether or not you're married proves nothing about the health of your relationship.
Marrying a local partner requires foreigners to take part in several legal procedures and observe cultural norms. Here are just a few important things expats and foreigners must know before picking up an Indonesian partner. All marriages in Indonesia are overseen by Indonesian law via the Ministry of Religion and all couples are required to submit all necessary documents. While Indonesia does not have strict regulations on wedding venues, many Muslim couples prefer to have their ceremonies conducted at the Office of Religious Affairs. Expats and foreigners who marry local partners should also keep in mind that Indonesian social norms require couples to hold wedding receptions and pre-ceremony photo sessions in addition to the ceremony itself.
Lately, I have been getting a lot of questions regarding this topic. I am a young woman and yes someday I do want to get married to the right man for all the right reasons. Marriage: The purpose of marriage is to reflect the relationship of the Godhead and to serve him. When I put a note down about writing this post, it was about me wanting to vent and wishing people would stop asking me when am I going to get married and so on It is too much pressure. But, as I am writing this post, I realize I do not want people to stop asking me these questions.
You know there is wise and wonderful counsel on dating standards in For the Strength of Youth. This inspired pamphlet from the First Presidency is a great resource as you prepare for and begin dating. Below you will find additional insights from prophets and apostles about whom, why, when, and how you should date. They will be your safeguards in situations where you may vacillate between choices, and you in turn may save them.