Marriageology: By Design

Marriageology: By Design

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During the course of my ministerial career, I have been questioned about no subject more than marriage. For some reason, marriage is one of, if not the most challenging issue confronting the faith of many. Because issues related to marriage are so prominent in the world as well as the church today, it is time we explore what the Bible says about marriage both theologically and practically. It doesn’t matter if you are single, married, engaged, divorced, or widowed, the Bible has something to say to you about marriage.

18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.” 19 Now out of the ground the Lord God had formed every beast of the field and every bird of the heavens and brought them to the man to see what he would call them. And whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name. 20 The man gave names to all livestock and to the birds of the heavens and to every beast of the field. But for Adam there was not found a helper fit for him. 21 So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh.22 And the rib that the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. 23 Then the man said,

“This at last is bone of my bones
    and flesh of my flesh;
she shall be called Woman,
    because she was taken out of Man.”

24 Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.

Genesis 2:18-24