Hi there, in Feb next year I am going to enter into the sacrament of marriage. I want to make sure that it is a valid one because I love her dearly.
As a part of the process, You need to convey proper intention (that marriage is a lifelong covenant which requires fidelity and an openness to having children). While I know that I would commit to both of these things, I can't help but still have some doubts, since you can never be sure of your future.
Does doubting (when you say the I do's) mean your marriage is invalid?
Also if on the day your spouse was in the wrong frame of mind for some reason (like really anxious or something similar) and the ceremony went ahead as it should. Because they are not in the right frame of mind the marriage is invalid.
My question is, how would one know for certainty that their marriage is a valid one since you don't know these intricacies? If you thought you were validly married, but weren't, would this be a mortal sin by making the assumption that you are validly wedded?
Thanks for your answers in advanced (and please keep me and my future wife in your prayers as we journey towards the altar)