It’s that moment where you said your “I do.” You have publicly made your vow to commit to each other spending the rest of your lives together. It is a loving partnership to a lifetime of myriad circumstances, through richer or poorer, in sickness and health. How do you define marriage? What is the significance of marriage in Christianity?
Most, if not all, Christians see their marital status as a holy institution and God’s gift to the couple. In the world where a lot of things can go wrong, finding the person (created for you) and spending the rest of your lives together, it surely is God’s greatest blessings for the two of you. However, even some mature believers, do not have a sound perspective and clear biblical basis for their beliefs. In the world where society are giving a different meaning to how a marriage should be (fitting political and social agendas), Christian’s perspective on marriage is of vital importance.
“So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep; and while he was sleeping, he took one of the man’s ribs and then closed up the place with flesh. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, ‘This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called ‘woman,’ for she was taken out of man.’ That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh.” – Genesis 2:21-24