What does a valid engagement include?

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A rightful and valid engagement includes the following:
  1. Both of the engaged persons are suitable for marrige and have the right to marry.

  2. They have the permission of their parents or the civil authorities.

  3. They give their promise to marry voluntarily, without any coercion from anyone, and do not conceal anything relevant to the matter.

Assignment: Read Gen. 24:48-58: Rebekah’s engagement. Consider: What matters cannot be concealed when becoming engaged?