If you’re marriage-minded and want to have kids, this is also an appropriate time to make these values and goals known (see next question).
It’s important not to assume how your partner feels about kids.
It’s so much healthier to know where you stand than to resent your partner for being honest because you feel hurt. Asking open-ended questions about the future is a valuable way to gauge where your partner wants your relationship to go.
The hope is that your partner has already put thought into this question, but if not, you can explore questions about the future together.
Also consider if religion is important to you and your partner and how religion may impact your partner’s view of marriage.