That all seems normal, and like it will work out pretty well for everyone involved!But surely by now you are wondering — at what age are my children ready for an arranged marriage?
And you can start marrying them off as soon as they go through puberty!
However, they are a little lax, and say that EVEN THOUGH John Calvin said a lady should be married off at the “flower of her age,” which he defined as 12-20, they are cool with waiting until “Our position is that, for a woman: 1) The ‘youth’ ready for marriage has breasts.
A woman who is to be married is one who has breasts; breasts which signal her readiness for marriage, and breasts who promise enjoyment for her husband.
(We believe that ‘breasts’ here stand as a symbol for all forms of full secondary sexual characteristics.) 2) The ‘youth’ ready for marriage is ready to bear children.
— is hosting a special retreat this November for the holiest of the holy.
Vaughn Ohlman, a big proponent of the Quiverfull movement — you know, the Duggar thing where they have to have a bazillion kids so they can be arrows for Jesus in the war for souls?Where, for the price of around 00, parents can bring their kids, maybe go hiking in the woods or something, and then arrange a marriage for them!It is called the “Get Them Married” retreat, and it is … “The Get Them Married Retreat is a 3-day retreat designed to bring together like-minded families (and their unmarried young men and women) who are committed to young, fruitful marriage and to help them overcome the barriers which have kept their children unmarried.We will be having some teaching/testimony times, some ‘icebreaker’ games, and maybe just plain fun running around; but our major focus and priority will be bringing together unmarried young people and their families so they can intentionally network together with a goal of arriving at God-glorifying marriages.” The retreat is hosted by Ohlman’s “Let Them Marry” organization, which promotes the idea that boys and girls should marry before the age of 20 and that their spouses should be picked out by their parents, with them having no say in the matter. “Courtship denies the authority of the father over the marriage of their virgin children.While they often give a veto to the parents of the woman, they specifically deny the authority of the father of the groom or the bride to choose a spouse for their children.”“Courtship advocates generally deny the continuing authority of the father over the married son.We believe, along with the Reformers and the Church historical, that the jurisdiction of the family is the primordial and fundamental jurisdiction, and it is not interrupted by the marriage of a son.