Is engagement binding?

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The Bible calls those who are engaged, husband and wife. In this way it indicates that couples have entered into matrimony by promise already when the promise to marry was given. If an engagement is a valid engagement, it is binding on the conscience. For this reason Christians must seriously consider the matter before becoming engaged, for the matter in question is a life-long matter.

Assignment: Read Matt. 1:20-24: The angel calls Mary, Joseph’s wife although they were only engaged to be married and didn’t live together.