While it is nearly impossible to determine if a couple is truly ready for marriage, a couple of factors point to the potential of a successful marriage. These factors include: 1. An ability to affirm the vocational, emotional, and spiritual trajectory of the other partner. 2. Ease of conversation. 3. Healthy skills in working through conflict. 4. The support of family and friends. 5. Stable vocational and home environment. 6. Partners possessing sufficient maturity.