WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT MARRIAGE?
Is your marriage threatened by divorce or separation? Have you been asking yourself ´What doesthe Bible say about marriage?µ so that you can know how to resolve your marital conflicts?If so, the following are the top 6 Scriptures that will answer the question, ´What does the Bible say about marriage?µ
1. A man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife and the two of themshall become one flesh. (Adapted Ephesians 5:31)
Therefore, both parties in a marriage should understand that they have to be more tightly connectedto each other than to in-laws, exes and workmates.
2. Let no one separate what God has joined together. (Adapted Matthew 19:6)
Therefore, both parties in a marriage should take the responsibility of ensuring that nothing and noone comes between them by ensuring that they remain tightly connected spiritually, physically,mentally and emotionally so that they can face the potential separator as a united front.
3. God says that He hates divorce. (Adapted Malachi 2:16)
Therefore, both parties in a marriage should ensure that they resolve the minor marital conflicts while they are still minor instead of waiting for them to explode into divorce inducing disasters sinceGod hates divorce.
4. Wives are to submit to their husband. (Adapted Ephesians 5:22)
Therefore, wives are to submit to their husband·s leadership in the home.
5. Husbands are to dwell with their wives with understanding. (Adapted 1 Peter 3:7)
Therefore, husbands should take the time (usually a lifetime) to understand their wives.
4. Husbands are to love their wives just as Christ loves the church (Adapted Ephesians5:25)
Therefore, husbands are to demonstrate their love for their wives in words and deed. And, this leadsus to to the question, ´What does the Bible say about love?µ The answer to this question which isfound in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 is that love:
suffers long which means that true love is patient
does not envy
does not parade itself
is not puffed up or conceited
does not behave rudely as it respects the object of its affection
does not seek its own as it seeks the good of all concerned parties in the marriage
is not provoked
thinks no evil
does not rejoice in iniquity as it wants to do the right thing in the sight of God
rejoices in the truth
bears all things
believes all things