(quote) Clair-6292 said: Does disability occurring before marriage, dating, or first meeting change the for better or worse part?
I think that spouses are a team. They work together with the help of God to handle the hardships that come their way.
If one party has an impairment of any kind prior to the marriage they have a duty to be totally open about that impairment and all it ramifications in advance. Then the vows are the vows for better or worse, in sickness or in health.....
However, if one party has an impairment of some kind and they deliberately conceal it or it's known ramifications from the other In order to insure the marriage takes place this deceit can invalidate the marriage.
I don't think there's any hard and fast rule about when to discuss such things but definitely well before vows are taken. I would think one would want to anyway to be sure that things were going to be fully embraced and supported.
Hope that helps.