Not only does marriage teach children how to be faithful and give them a stable environment in which to learn and grow, it has a sanctifying effect on both marriage partners when they submit to God’s law (Ephesians 5).Every marriage has difficult moments or difficult dynamics.When two sinful people are trying to create a life together, they must submit to God’s command to love each another as God has loved us—selflessly (1 John ).
Not all will agree with Scott's approach, and we invite feedback from anyone who believes there are better interpretations for the biblical passages Scott draws from.It's our hope that this Q&A series will be valuable both for those who think the Bible gives sufficient guidance for operating within our current system as well as for those who are looking for a completely countercultural path to marriage. How can Christians think differently about this pervasive issue in media and culture? The answer to that last question is "not well." Surveys consistently indicate that professing Christians behave almost exactly like non-Christians in terms of sexual involvement outside of marriage (in both percentage of people involved and how deeply involved they are — how far they're going), living together before marriage, and infidelity and divorce after marriage.Many want to know how they can go about getting to know someone and eventually getting married without getting hurt or compromising their faith.At Focus on the Family, we've offered a range of resources and expert advice bringing biblical principles to bear in this area.Marriage also protects individuals from sexual immorality (1 Corinthians 7:2).
The world we live in is full of sexual images, innuendo, and temptation.
In Malachi, God tells the Israelites that He will not accept their offerings because they have been unfaithful to the wives of their youth.
This shows how much God cares about marriage being kept intact.
At the second coming of Christ, the church will be united with the Bridegroom, the official “wedding ceremony” will take place, and with it the eternal union of Christ and His bride will be actualized (Revelation 19:7–9; 21:1–2).
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The system today's young men and women have inherited for finding and marrying a future spouse leaves a lot to be desired.