Marriage: An Original Idea
Whether you are single or married, have you ever asked – what kind of relationship is a marriage? Beyond that lofty idea of unending romance, how are two people held together in a permanent relationship? Are they tied together through the responsibilities of raising children? Or perhaps a sensuous sex life? Since the days of Adam and Eve, the bible states that marriage is intended by God for a higher purpose. Yet, what’s the real purpose of marriage in our day and age where nothing seems ever permanent? No, really. What’s the point?
- Man was made for companionship and interdependence, and not for isolation (Gen. 2:18).
Q: How do Christian singles in our midst find authentic community within our congregation?
- Scripture in Genesis 2: 25 teaches authenticity and honesty in our marriage relationship. This means that I can be free from shame in marriage though I am imperfect because I have no fear of being rejected by my spouse.
Q: How can I be authentic with my spouse and relate without pretension?
- Connect Genesis 2:24 to Ephesians 5:31-32. Marriage is patterned after Christ’s covenant commitment to his church. Marital love makes God’s love concrete to children. God’s divine image is in marriage.
Q: What are the implications in terms of choosing a potential spouse? What are the implications for discipling of children?