Marriage . . . God's Idea
Encouraging and equipping men and women with the Word of God to build and nurture godly marriages and families.
Marriage, sex, and family are God's idea. At the heart of marriage is companionship and intimacy, which both husband and wife must promote. Ephesians 5:21-33 notes that marriage between a husband and wife is modeled after the marriage relationship between Christ and the church. Marriage provides a way for a man and woman to experience God in everyday life . . . jointly pursuing love, purpose, procreation, joy, health, pleasure, purity, priority, prosperity, longevity, and reward.
"For better or worse, for richer or poorer, in sickness and in health, as long as we both shall live . . ." Thousands of couples make this promise yearly as they pledge their love for each other, for a lifetime. Yet, why are so many of those promises broken? We live in an increasingly toxic culture where evil and sin influence the lives of non-Christians and Christians alike. When these dark, negative influences affect marriages, the lives of men, women, and children are severely damaged or destroyed. Thankfully, the Word of God provides illumination and life-changing guidance, truth, and wisdom that couples can apply in their marriages. The Word of God clearly explains that God's plan has always been for marriage to be a covenant or binding relationship lasting a lifetime—the promises are to be kept, regardless of the circumstances. The Bible and the Holy Spirit provide invaluable instruction, encouragement, and empowerment—a winning formula for couples to follow and live by. Consequently, many marital problems which commonly lead to strife, estrangement, or divorce can be avoided, and a marriage can flourish for a lifetime.