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▲I will answer the Christian view of marriage ▲
Hallelujah! Chris Panda (@jesus153blog).
The Bible gives all kinds of advice about life, and of course it explains marriage.
You ask, “What does the Bible say about married life?” We consider marriage to be one of our goals in life, so we must be wondering what the Bible says about marriage, right?
In this article, we will introduce what the Bible teaches about marriage, including what the Bible teaches about a successful “married life.
★What you will learn in this article
☑️What the Bible teaches about marriage
☑️The rules of a successful marriage
☑️Reasons why you failed with your partner before marriage
- 1 Christian Love Quotes and Messages for Couples
- 2 You can get married! But there’s a reason to follow the marriage success rule.
- 3 As a Christian, I broke all the pre-marriage rules.
Christian Love Quotes and Messages for Couples
The Bible has many messages about marriage. Here are some answers from the Word of God.
What the Bible says about marriage
👉You can get married!
God has given His permission for marriage. That’s what men and women are for…
A man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2.24).
And Jesus, the Son of God, also blessed marriage.
Incidentally, verse 6 says, “What God has put together, do not let go.”
This means to be jealous and try to break the relationship or plunder it, right? It is a sin….
Don’t try to rob someone who is with someone else.
The Bible Explains Married Life
👉When you get married, you’re together forever!
Biblically, once you are married, you are not to be separated.
It’s not scary, okay? It’s the best thing to do.
Christian encounters are not like ordinary encounters, so basic divorce is a no-no.
And we must love one another.
Husbands. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave Himself for her” (Ephesians 5:25). (Ephesians 5:25)
As such, husbands are to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself. No one hates his own body. Instead, he nourishes and nurtures it. For this is the same way that Christ did it with the church.” (Ephesians 5:28-29)
Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” (Ephesians 5:31)
As for marriage, God wants the two to encourage and support each other.
Likewise, wives. Submit yourselves to your husbands. For even husbands who are not obedient to the Word of God will be made God’s through the mute behavior of their wives.
For they will see your pure living, which fears and cherishes God. (I Peter 3:1-2)
Each of us should be pleasing to our neighbor, exalting his virtues and working for his good. (Romans 5:2)
Therefore, as you are doing, encourage one another and exalt one another in virtue. (I Thessalonians 5:11 )
Paul teaches. On the loneliness of not being able to marry
Here is a message for those who are struggling with singleness.
Dr. Paul also gives marriage advice in 1 Corinthians 1 regarding relationships between unmarried men and women 👇.
7:1 Now to answer the things which you write to me, let no man touch a woman. 2But let every man have his own wife, and every wife her own husband, lest he fall into adultery.7For my part, I want everyone to be as I myself am (celibate). 8Now I say to the unmarried and to widows, it is best if you remain alone, as I am; 9but if you cannot restrain yourself, marry. For it is better to be married than to have passions burning.
(I Corinthians 7:1-9)
To briefly summarize 👇.
Men are not to touch women!
Marry so that there will be no misbehavior!
Being a bachelor is good too!
If you can’t stand the love, then you better get married!
There are two points in this passage of Scripture: “celibacy” and “marriage.
Dr. Paul also says that it is good to be married, but it is also good to be single.
👇 Interpreted the difference between married and single,
People recommended for marriage → Difficulty with sexual self-control.[What are the gifts? Marriage allows the whole family to show the glory of God
∙ People who are single are recommended → Sexual self-control makes it easier to serve God.
Gifts? Freedom to support God through evangelism, etc.
Bottom line, both being married and being single have good qualities.
Whether you are single or married, there is a gift either way, so don’t worry about “I can’t get married…”.
If you want to get married but can’t, pray to the Lord and wait for your destiny.
You can get married! But there’s a reason to follow the marriage success rule.
For those who are thinking of getting married, you want to have a long and happy marriage without divorce, don’t you?
If you follow the rules properly, God will bless you and you will be able to stay married for a long time.
Biblical Recommendations for Marriage Partners
From a biblical perspective, a marriage partner is not something you choose for yourself. It is a good sign to think of your mate as a given!
It means that you don’t have to force yourself to find a partner.
For example, here is the story of Adam in the Old Testament. Eve is given to Adam.
Adam’s case can be seen as inevitable because he had no choice, but it can also be seen as God’s care…or plan…to give Adam a woman.
So, if you ask for marriage, you will be given someone to marry, so look forward to it.
God is probably preparing someone who is suited to your personality, so if you are in a hurry and decide on a marriage partner at random, you will fail.
The message of the above scripture is that “Christians should look for Christian people,” but it seems to me that we need to be basically in the same category of people and ideas to be compatible with each other.
So if you were to choose a marriage partner, it would be a good idea to find a similar partner with the same aspirations and values.
It is okay if the partner is not a Christian.
If either partner is a Christian, pray for God’s guidance.
12Say this to the rest of them. It is not the Lord who says this, but I. If a brother has an unbelieving wife and is pleased to be with her, let him not divorce her.13And if a woman’s husband is an unbeliever and is pleased to be with her, let him not divorce her.14 For the husband of an unbeliever is sanctified by his wife, and the wife of an unbeliever And the wife of the unbeliever is sanctified by her husband. If not, your children will be unclean, but in fact they are clean.15But if the unbeliever goes away, let him remain away. Neither brother nor sister is in bondage in such a case. For God has called you to live in peace.
(7:12-15 in Corinthians I)
This is the case of a Christian marriage partner, preferably a Christian partner.
Christian ✖️Christian = 90% success rate
Christian ✖️Non-Christian = 50% success rate
Non-Christian ✖️Non-Christian = 30% success rate
According to the information I have heard in my 15 years of church life, the rate of successful marriages (no divorce) between Christians is high.
👉Pastor, first of all, I have never heard of divorce.
And 👉I’ve never heard of divorce stories for Christian marriages either.
Newcomers to the church (non-Christians). Or testimonies of Christians who have been divorced (before they became Christians) – I hear about divorce at a high rate.
If one of them is a non-Christian, there’s still a chance they’ll be led by God, so that’s a prayer!
If you are not a Christian, I recommend that you try becoming one.
Read the following article on the benefits of becoming a Christian.
👉Why can I believe in the Bible? I hated religion, but I have been a Christian for 15 years.
I am happy now!
Christian Marriage Rules
According to Paul, there is a way of being a husband and wife that will not fail.
Husbands are to serve their wives, and wives are to serve their husbands.
The authority over the wife’s body is to the husband, and the authority over the wife’s body is to the husband.
Do not reject each other. Keep your distance to pray, but separation will tempt the devil.
Do not separate.
If you do separate, never get married again or reconcile with your husband
There are many things that can happen in a marriage, but I feel that if you don’t have compassion and care for the other person, you can’t keep the relationship alive.
3The husband should do his share for his wife, and the wife should do her share for her husband as well.4The wife cannot free her own body. It is the husband who can. The husband likewise cannot free his body. 5 Do not mutually reject each other. However, it is permissible for them to part for a while and then come together again in order to devote themselves to prayer in agreement. Otherwise Satan may take advantage of your lack of self-control to tempt you.6 I say this as a concession, not as a command.10 Furthermore, I command those who are married, “Do not be afraid, for it is not I who command you, but the Lord. 10Furthermore, I command those who are married, and it is not I but the Lord who commands, that the wife should not separate from her husband.11 (But if she has separated, she should either remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband.) Nor shall the husband divorce his wife.
(1 Corinthians 7:3-6, 10-11)
The first is to take care of each other.
If one of you is arrogant and only cares about yourself, it won’t work, will it?
Why do ordinary people get divorced?
Here are some of the reasons why ordinary people get divorced.
The number one reason for divorce among men and women seeking advice at law firms is “personality disagreements.
Citation: judicial statistics, “Percentage of divorce petitions by sex by motive (1975-201). 2)
From my point of view as a Christian…too much sin.
What is important in a marriage is to put the other person first and maintain the same values.
We may not agree with each other because we were raised in different environments, but if both of us keep God’s word in mind that we must get along with each other, then I think we can avoid divorce.
As a Christian, I broke all the pre-marriage rules.
My personal story, God teaches before marriage. I did what I should not have done.
As a result of breaking that rule, I am leaving that person….
Cohabitation before marriage
00XX before marriage
Not respecting the other person
The above three things are sins as written in the Bible.
It is not a very good thing.
I broke all of these, even though I was a Christian.
At that time, I didn’t have much faith, I didn’t read the Bible well, and I didn’t know anything about it……so even though I was baptized, I lived my life with the same sense as modern people.
As a result, I usually lived with people for a trial, and if I had a fight with them, I would say dirty words to them. We also watched horror movies, which are the works of the devil, and in the end, I lost all feelings of caring for him, and we broke up.
Avoid misbehavior.” (I Corinthians 6:18)
God’s will is that you be holy. And avoid licentiousness, each one of you, and keep your bodies holy and honorable” (I Thessalonians 4:3-4).
After all, things don’t go well when we misbehave. I am convinced that it does not go well.
Marriage is the same, and keeping a clean order, a marriage in the right order, and a right relationship will keep it in good shape.
The Bible contains many teachings on living right.
Even if you are a Christian or a non-Christian, I recommend reading the Bible because it is easy to sin and make mistakes if you imitate the same modern way of thinking and what everyone else is doing.
Well, may God bless you ( ^ω^ )
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