The Case for Marriage in Christ

It all started here…

“And the Lord God said, ‘It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him…’ Genesis 2:18. Then the rib which the Lord God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man. Genesis 18:22.”

This scripture explains why the pairing of men and women is so strong among  people. A monogamous, committed relationship like marriage provides companionship, as well as the Godly context to express sexual desires. All other ideas the world may have are doomed to failure and unhappiness. Ask people who have been married multiple times. Ask those who live together for years without a marriage commitment. But today, traditional one man/one woman marriage is under assault. It takes lots of work to stay married too. Before becoming a Christian, I believed that divorce was an option. After becoming a Christian, I no longer believe that. It is no longer an option for me. It is not the solutions to my marital problems. My husband and I made an agreement when we married, that divorce was not an option, ever. That is the only way to stay married in today’s society.

Jesus had this to say about divorce: “Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, permitted you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning, it was not so.” Matthew 19:8.

So, hardness of heart brings on divorce.

“For the Lord God of Israel says that he hates divorce, for it covers one’s garment with violence,” says the Lord of hosts. Malachi 2:16

Divorce tears up people, children, families, churches, societies.

It’s a proven sociological fact that children have a better life with an intact, healthy father and mother marriage. Both role models are represented and the home has security when both parents are committed to each other and the well-being of their children. Witness the cost, not just financially, to society as fathers leave the family and the mother and children have to go on the public dole because they cannot make enough income. The mother then has less time to devote to the emotional well being of her children and someone else raises them. Then children without their fathers have  their own emotional troubles.

I am sad to say it, but Christian leadership has often not proven to be role models in this arena. The Church has bought into the lies of the world concerning sex and marriage. It cannot credibly practice nor teach biblical principles about marriage and child rearing in that condition. There is too much pornography addiction in the Body of Christ, destroying marriage relationships and the lives of children as well.

If you have such an addiction, I say to you, stop hiding and come out of the shadows, and you can be set free.  There is help for you in Christ. There is complete freedom from this addiction if you want it. You can be whole and free. God has a better life for you!

 

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