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A BIBLICAL VIEW

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Many couples who think about getting married and having a family today have no idea where the concept originally came from. Some might think it started in the jungle, a “Me Tarzan, you Jane, come with me to live in my [YLLOV\ZLšZVY[VM[OPUN6[OLYZTH` remember the classic cartoon “The Flintstones� and imagine that a man and a woman from a communal group decided to move to their own cave and dwell together. They came up with a good idea, called it “marriage,� and when children came along, they termed the new group “family.� However, Genesis, a book in the Bible that was written about 3,500 years

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intended, they must know and apply the scriptural principles that God gave to reveal his design for marital M\SĂ&#x201E;SSTLU[\UP[`HUKPU[PTHJ`1LZ\Z described a person who hears and obeys his teaching as a wise man who builds his house on solid rock. This wise person is one who lives according to the truths of the Bible. When the Word of God and its principles guide a coupleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s marriage, the family is blessed because they have chosen a solid foundation to build upon. When [OL^PUKZHUKĂ&#x2026;VVKZVMSPMLJVTL It was Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s design that a married man and woman should become â&#x20AC;&#x153;one against them, they successfully stand together without collapsing (Matthew Ă&#x2026;LZOš.LULZPZ!HUK[OYV\NO ZL_\HSPU[PTHJ`M\SĂ&#x201E;SS.VKÂťZJVTTHUK 7:24-25). [V¸ILMY\P[M\SHUKT\S[PWS`HUKĂ&#x201E;SS There is a plethora of opinions in the earthâ&#x20AC;? (Genesis 1:27-28). Adam our world today about how to build and Eveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s obedience led to the births a happy marriage and family. Some of Cain, Abel, Seth, and many other L]LUZLLR[VYLKLĂ&#x201E;UL[OLJVUJLW[ZVM sons and daughters (Genesis 4:1-2; marriage and family, and they struggle 5:1-5). That original marriage union [VĂ&#x201E;UKOHWWPULZZ[OYV\NOPKLHZ[OH[ resulted in a combination of parents are far from Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s original design. But (one father and one mother) and their God made it very clear that unless we children that God called family. let him do the building, we labor in vain to build a family on manâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s ideas Marriage and family were Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (Psalm 127). In todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s world, with idea. If a married couple hopes to about 50 percent of marriages ending Ă&#x201E;UK[OLQV`HUKOHWWPULZZ[OH[.VK

ago, makes it clear that marriage and family were Godâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s idea. God designed HUKKLĂ&#x201E;ULKIV[OTHYYPHNLHUKWHYLU[PUN.VKIYV\NO[,]L[OLĂ&#x201E;YZ[^VTHU[V(KHT[OLĂ&#x201E;YZ[THU.LULZPZ 2:24). This is what we see modeled in a traditional church wedding where the bride is escorted down the aisle by her father and presented to her groom. The wedding is made legal by our government, through a marriage license, but the union is from God.

Salt & Light: A Guide to Loving Northwest Indiana  

This book is meant to stir your hearts for our community and help you see Northwest Indiana through the lens of Jesus – a place he dearly lo...

Salt & Light: A Guide to Loving Northwest Indiana  

This book is meant to stir your hearts for our community and help you see Northwest Indiana through the lens of Jesus – a place he dearly lo...

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