Marriage

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One of my fave ministries is “Telling The Truth” and this is an article on marriage by Pete Briscoe

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“Getting married for sex is like buying a 747 for the free peanuts.” —Jeff Foxworthy

The Pew Poll reports that 44% of Americans under 30 believe that marriage is heading for extinction, but 95% of Americans want to get married someday.

That’s interesting, isn’t it?

There’s skepticism, but also intrigue. They know there’s something dynamic and special about this relationship, but our culture keeps saying, “Marriage was great for your grandparents, but it’s unnecessary bondage for this age of freedom.”

Time magazine recently ran a cover that simply asked in big letters, “Who needs marriage?” Good question. How would you answer?

Lie number 1: Marriage is an archaic institution irrelevant for enlightened modern people. Many believe this lie, the rest of us need to ask ourselves if marriage is even worth it. Why do we even need this anymore?”

That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh. —Genesis 2:24

This is the way God always intended it: one man, one woman coming together, becoming one, enjoying oneness in Christ. It’s God’s original plan, and it’s meant to last. He’s never rescinded it. Marriage is simply one of God’s great ideas.

I’ve done dozens of weddings over the years, and I start them all the same way:

Marriage is:

  • A holy estate.
  • Instituted by God.
  • Commanded in Scripture for all who enter it lawfully and in true affection.
  • Confirmed by Christ’s solemn words and consecrated by His gracious presence at the marriage feast in Cana of Galilee.
  • Set forth by the apostle as signifying the mystical union between Christ and the Church.
  • Ordained for the consecration of union between man and woman so that the natural instincts being directed aright they might live in purity and honor.
  • Ordained for the increase of mankind and that children might be brought up in the fear and the nurture of the Lord.
  • Ordained for companionship, health, and comfort, which husband and wife ought to have of each other.
  • Ordained for the welfare of human society which can be strong and happy only where the marriage bond is held highly in honor.”
  • Satan lies. The truth is that marriage is divine, timeless, and significant. You might be in it or out of it—either way, marriage is partof God’s eternal purpose for the Body of Christ… and it will be until death we do part.
🙏 Prayer 4 2day! 

God, make me a vessel of Your truth. When I begin to doubt the validity and need of marriage, make me willing to take that thought captive. By Your Spirit and Your Word, convict me of Your divine purpose in the marriage covenant for my good and for Your glory. Amen.

About Steve Rebus

Christian, Blind photographer, husband, plays guitar and drums. Loves researching accessible apps and technology.

15 Responses to “Marriage”

  1. I’ve got so much on my plate this week, it’s silly but I simply had to take some time off to watch this video. It’s totally baller! Watch this video BUZZBOOZ.COM The good part starts somewhere around the 2 minute mark.

  2. Excellent comments. Marriage isn’t just some “civil union.” Because it was instituted by God, it is far more than that. Actually, “the state” have nothing to say about it, though it has taken that to itself.

    Thank you for pointing us back to the right direction.

  3. t h i n g s + f l e s h Reply May 31, 2013 at 15:11

    dear Steve, a big Like to your brave post … it takes courage to take a stand for what you believe. and a big Love to marriage. mine has saved me from a life i used to know and am so happy i don’t anymore. tony

  4. Reblogged this on Daddy's Little Brat and commented:
    A terrific commentary on the institution of marriage! I wish more people in today’s modern world understood these concepts!

  5. Great post, so so true, our culture is slowly destroying marriage the way the LORD intended it to be!

  6. Pastor Roland Ledoux Reply June 3, 2013 at 20:19

    Oh Brother!! What a wild ride when we follow the leading of the Holy Spirit!! I have been teaching just lately about the SACRAMENT of marriage versus the world view of a civil union!! The Holy Spirit truly IS bringing the Body of Christ into a unity unlike anything we have ever seen before!! I am in AWE and yet so excited because when it comes to just watching and listening on a local level (I live in a small Colorado town) you begin to wonder where the Lord’s people are! Are they in hiding?
    Yet being so new to this blogging experience and knowing now beyond a shadow of a doubt the Holy Spirit led me to this medium, I have literally been led to countless brothers and sisters who are hungry for and teaching the uncompromised TRUTH of the Scriptures. I feel I am as close to heaven this side can afford!!
    What an INSPIRATION and confirmation to me! Wow! Praise the Lord, Praise the Lord, Almighty!! This is awesome and so needed. Thank you, thank you and God bless you in your continued service (ministry)

    • Hi Roland.
      Thanks for another amazing encouraging and inspiring comment.
      Your ministry is fantastic and i’m loving all of your post and comments! 🙂
      Shalom in Christ.

  7. Sooooo interesting! Amazing what people think of marriage. Thanks for sharing this!

  8. Great article, really inspired me. I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blog Award but it turns you already have it! Keep the good work going.

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