I will begin my quest to find the true meaning and intent of marriage. As I find that in today’s world, it is so casually discarded. Marriage is meaningless, it would seem, to the vast majority. As the family unit unravels at the core, there is nothing left holding families together. The single-mom trying to survive. The single-dad forced to play two parts. All the while hearts are aching, souls are crying out, and everyone left behind is dealing with feelings of rejection and abandonment. Scars they will carry for years to come.
Marriage is a noun. It has been defined as a legally or formally recognized union of a man and a woman as partners in a relationship. Genesis 2:24 defines marriage: “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother and cleave to his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” This definition is reiterated in Ephesians 5:31 “For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined unto his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.” The secular meaning of marriage is one that allows for a joining of two in a partnership – two persons remain separate. It is almost a business dealing. However, in the biblical sense, a marriage is a joining of two individuals, becoming one. Not all marriages are ordained by Christ. Two do not always become one. Can two become one? Can a marriage become ordained by Christ?
My following posts will be purposeful/ prompted. They will be prompted concerning marriage, family, and divorce. I am on a quest for personal reasons, as well as educational reasons. The family unit is deteriorating. Marriages fall apart – do they really have to? Is it because we look at them as partnerships rather than becoming one flesh. Partnerships can be broken, business relationships end. If you become one flesh, how could you “walk away” from your self? It would not be possible. I’ll end this here. Next post coming soon!