Furthermore, it is for spiritual companionship: Can two walk together, except they be agreed (Amos 3:3). It may be defined as the union of one Christian man to one Christian woman for life.But my favorite definition is this one: Christian marriage is a total commitment and a total sharing of the total person with another person until death.This is what we hear declared by the officiating minister whenever we witness a church wedding. Consult God and pray earnestly before making that serious commitment.How true the saying, Marry in haste, repent at leisure.Was there ever a time when the true church felt that it did not want to be subject to Christ?Was there ever a time when Christ, the Head of the church, ruled and governed His flock like a ruthless tyrant?She is her husbands equal in the grace or gift of life (I Peter 3:7).
The husband is to show deference to his wife as the weaker but not an inferior partner.They feel their marriage will somehow be happier than most marriages they have observed. It is no surprise then that the highest incidence of divorce is found in the below-25 age group...Wives under 20 are involved in almost half of all divorces recorded yearly.J Allan Petersen, in his preface to the book Before You Marry, writes: No sane person would ever leap blindfolded over an unknown cliff with nothing but a hope that it would prove to be a good decision.No wise person would commit himself to life in a strange land without knowing something about what to expect and the difficulties he would inevitably face.
Marriage is a permanent relationship as attested by the words of our Lord Jesus, What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder (Matthew 19:6b, Mark 10:9).