Couselling Institute

At Last Should Last

In creating the world, men and women had a special place in God’s plan. Firstly, God created a perfect world for the first man to live in. Then He prepared a special home for the man. This home was in a beautiful garden that God had planted. God made man (called Adam) from the dust that was on the earth. Then God breathed His Spirit into the man so that the man was alive (Genesis 2:7). Afterward, God provided a wife (called Eve) for the man.

 

Adam & Eve

Because human life alone existed in God’s image, none of the other creatures could share this life in any satisfying way. God, therefore, gave Adam one of his own kind, but of the opposite sex, to be his companion.

The man and the woman were equal in status as being made in God’s image (compare Genesis 1:27) and were harmoniously united, to the exclusion of all others.

The woman was later given the name Eve, meaning ‘life’ or ‘living’, because she was the one through whom future human life would come.

God instituted marriage to be a wonderful union and the best thing that brings joy to the partners. Before you say ‘I do’, a lot of work should have been done.

Since God hates divorce, we must choose our partners prayerfully, and not hastily because our colleagues are getting married. You only think about marriage when you mature emotionally, intellectually, and financially.

The intervention of God is a key factor since you are going to spend the rest of your life with an ‘unknown’ person.

Marriage is meant for opposite sexes and must be accepted as natural as God instituted it. It should be a heterogeneous relationship of a man and a woman, and never a boy and a girl.

In marriage, the wife is never inferior to the husband. Any attempt to read such meaning of the scripture is fallacious. The woman is supposed to work together with the man. She is not a deputy to the man.

Marriage should be a covenant between a man and a woman, not a contract

In marriage, the woman is never inferior to the man.

Marriage is not compulsory. It’s a choice one makes and accounts for

Marriage is God’s plan for a man and a woman. Marriage should last for life. A man and his wife become a new family. They live together and they work together, under God’s rules to bring the glory of Christ.