One man & one woman-Matthew 19:4-6 says And He answered and said to them, Have you not read that He who made them at the beginning made them male and female, and said, for this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh? So then, they are no longer two but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate. Marriage was created to relieve loneliness, provide companionship, bear & nurture children and provide prop- er leadership for creation (Genesis 1 & 2).
Bound until death-Romans 7:2 says For the woman who has a husband is bound by the law to her husband as long as he lives. But if the husband dies, she is released from the law of her husband. Agreeing to spend your life with your spouse means until the end, for better or for worse, in sickness & health, for richer or poorer. Scripture does not allow for disgruntlement, falling out of love, or dissatisfaction with your choice. Marriage requires love, teamwork, late nights, early mornings, tears, joy, and lots of prayer ‘til the end.
No divorce from the start-Matthew 19:8-9 says He said to them, Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, permitted you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery. Two circumstances are given for the right to marry a second time: death of the first spouse & sin of fornication by the spouse.
Marriage continues to be a polarizing topic socially & culturally. Society is embracing the world’s plan for marriage instead of God’s plan! Will you follow God’s plan for marriage?