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Why Should You Get Married?

The Real Reason Why People Should Get Married Explained

Why Should People Get Married?

MARRIAGE IS GOD'S DESIGN.

It was God’s desire to create a family after his own heart to live here on earth to have as a perpetual blessing for all generations to come.

THE REAL REASON WHY MARRIAGES FAIL:

But what happened? According to Genesis 1-3, [1] “God created male and females in his image and designed them to complement each other. Each sex possesses unique strengths. Males and females are capable of far greater good together than they can achieve in isolation from one another.” Further, [2] God created male and female to function as a team and share the joys of God’s creation. Satan drove a wedge between them, and over the centuries males and females have been locked in a tragic power struggle. Christ came to restore people to fellowship with God, their Creator, and with each other. Christ is the wedge remover who restores the original intention of God.”

THE IMPORTANCE OF MARRIAGE AND HOW MEN AND WOMEN SHOULD BEHAVE IN MARRIAGE:

So, we see that God intended marriage to be a union of two souls he created to fellowship with him forever. Marriage is of God and for God. Marriage is a covenant between God, a man and a woman with a commitment to love one another as God loves them. Ephesians 5:25-31 exclaims, “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church, and gave himself for up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless. In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body, just as Christ does the church – for we are members of his body. For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.” There is also a further command for wives to respect their husbands in Ephesians 5:21-22, 33.

What God is saying is, we are his own creation, a holy people bought by the blood of Christ, washed clean and now able to love like He does. We are redeemed and can now avert the wedge that Satan put between man. We have Christ as our rock and strength to help us in times of transition and trouble.

WHY AS A SOCIETY WE ARE HELPLESS WITHOUT GOD:

However, in society people are so culturally driven and linger in the mirage of past failures such as divorce, and generational dysfunction which forces mankind to disobey the command to obey God and trust him to lead us in all truth especially as it pertains to our faith and daily living.

In conclusion,[3] “Marriage is not only from Him and through Him, it is also for Him. Marriage is designed by God to display His glory in a way that no other event or institution does.” In essence, we should get married as we are called and led to do so, for the glory of God.

What CAN WE DO TO INSURE WE SUSTAIN STRONG AND HEALTHY MARRIAGES AND FAMILIES?

It is vital that we seek pre-marital and marital counsel from those who are trained and ordained by God to teach with wisdom as it pertains to marriage. For God himself called us to be faithful and wise as who to seek counsel from and to abstain from evil and that which is ungodly in his sight. We must not lean on counsel from the ungodly, but rather pray for discernment to know whom to seek support in the commitment to marry and sustain a healthy and viable committed relationship. It is also important to protect the union of marriage by having an active prayer life and intimate relationship with God and your spouse. "Those whom God has joined together let no man put asunder" (Mark 10:9), this includes the married couple, the immediate family circle (in-laws, children, blood relatives), church family, and the influence of society as a whole.

 

“Not everyone can receive this saying, but only those to whom it is given. … Let the one who is able to receive this receive it” (Matthew 19:11–12).

 

PRE-MARITAL AND MARITAL ASSESSMENT AND COUNSELING:

If you or anyone you know is in need of pre-marital or marital counseling, contact me today, by clicking on the contact page. Let's save your marriage before it starts and help you sustain a healthy marriage and create stronger relationships outside of your marriage. ~ Crystal E. Melville - CHAPLAIN - SYMBIS Certified Marriage and Relationship Assessment Facilitator and Coach.

 

[1] Hawkins, R.E. (1991). Strengthening Marital Intimacy: Elements in the process: Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House.

[2] Hawkins, R.E. (1991). Strengthening Marital Intimacy: Elements in the process: Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Book House.

[3] "The True Purpose of Marriage." Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. Accessed April 03, 2019. https://billygraham.org/decision-magazine/april-2013/the-true-purpose-of-marriage/.

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