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).It is also intended to be a harmonious partnership: And they twain shall be one flesh (Matthew 19:6a, Mark 10:8a).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?
The husbands role is to provide and protect the family: to give strength, support, stability and security.
No one foolishly commits himself to play a game without knowledge of the rules that determine its success or failure.
Yet millions of young men and women take these same unbelievable risks when it comes to marriage.
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.