God’s View of Marriage

God intended marriage to bond a man and a woman together, as one flesh, for the rest of their lives. He did this so that the love that occurs in a marriage could maybe give the tiniest glimpse of what our love for God should be like.This type of commitment is almost non-existent in today’s society. Marriage is seen as the next step from boyfriend and girlfriend, and if it doesn’t work, then there’s always divorce. Divorce is taken so lightly, it is considered normal for couples to separate. Marriage is so far distorted from what God meant for it to be.

“Marriage is a great institution, but I’m not ready for an institution”, as Mae West put it. Why is marriage seen as a morbid thing that only traps you? God said in Proverbs 5:15-19 that when a man finds his wife, she should be seen as a treasure. Marriage is not merely a cultural tradition that must be done at some point in a person’s life, but a blessing from God. 1 Corinthians 7:12-16 speaks of the way husbands and wives should treat one another. Women should submit to their husbands out of reverance and respect for them. Husbands should love their wives as Christ loves the church, and God was Jesus’ greatest love! The love that you have for your spouse should be second only to your love for God.

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3 Comments

  1. Couldn’t agree more. I’ve been married for 13 years to my best friend in the world. It is the greatest gift of my life to be able to have her walk through everything with me.

    Thanks for the thoughts.

    http://www.wildhorsehope.wordpress.com

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  3. “Marriage is seen as the next step from boyfriend and girlfriend, and if it doesn’t work, then there’s always divorce. Divorce is taken so lightly, it is considered normal for couples to separate. Marriage is so far distorted from what God meant for it to be.”

    We’d do well to consider taking our dating relationships more seriously. The habits formed while ‘falling in love’ will be the habits practiced when committed to marriage. The casual mindset of dating without a purpose or plan, or simply because it’s nice to ‘have someone’ necessitates the logical ‘next step’ of entering the marriage relationship which is quickly abandoned through the convenient option of divorce. After all it’s kinda like breaking up…


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