Biblical Expectations for Marriage

Christian marriage preparation is becoming more of a priority as startling statistics reveal the failure of so many marriages.

Let's look at the Bible and marriage. What does the Lord think about marriage? We know from the Scriptures that the Lord approves of marriage. He invented it, for one thing. The first thing in creation that He called "not good" was the loneliness of Adam (Gen. 2:18), and the Lord gave him a suitable partner named Eve. One whole book of the Bible (The Song of Solomon) deals poetically with romance and marriage.

In New Testament times, when the Lord Jesus began His earthly ministry, He performed His very first miracle at a wedding (Jn. 2:1-11). And later still, the Apostle Paul compared the love of Christ for His church to the love between husband and wife (Eph. 5:25), indicating a high respect for the marriage relationship.

So, it is clear that marriage is God approved. "Marriage is honorable," says God's Word (Heb. 13:4).

Let's put honor back in Marriage by putting God in them!