The Divine Design For Marriage


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The Divine perspective for marriage,

“A man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” (Matthew 19:5)

Society has abandoned the idea that marriage is a commitment to be nurture over the long-term, and has instead embraced the notion that marriages are causally disposable. Nevertheless, the God who designed humanity laid down that man and woman should come together in an indissoluble bond of marriage. In this “one flesh” covenant, the original unity of male and female is restored. To break this bond is tantamount to tearing apart a single body, “Therefore, what God has joined together, let not man separate” (Matthew 19:6).

For further reading see: Genesis 1:26-31; 2:4-25; Ephesians 5:25-33

Other devotionals in this series include: The Divine Design For HusbandsWives and Couples.

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5 thoughts on “The Divine Design For Marriage

  1. Thank you for this important message. Can we say marriage is complete without sex between the couple.

    1. Thank you for the comment and question friend. To answer your question, I believe that we can say marriage is complete without sex between the couple. Sex is not what makes a marriage complete, rather it’s the commitment between a man and woman to live together in a God-honoring way all their days. Otherwise, couples who are incapable of sexual relations could not marry. With that said, we must understand sex within marriage is holy and good and should not be normally withheld. I would encourage you to read 1 Corinthians 7 for a more in depth discussion of this matter.

  2. Reminds me of a marriage ceremony where I say that we are about to probably eat off disposable plates and drink out of disposable cups, but the marriage is not disposable. Thanks for the thoughts, brother.

    Troy

    “Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks” (1 Thes 5:16-18).

  3. Thanks for talking about the “rule” without talking about the “exceptions.” It seems to me far too many Christians today spend far too much time talking about the exception that may allow the marriage to end than the purpose for which God ordained marriage that should push us to make our marriages last.

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