Biblical Marriage

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Marriage is defined in many ways in today’s society. The Bible defines it as a commitment between one man and one woman. God created Adam and then saw that he needed a partner so He then created Eve. Genesis 2:18 states: “The Lord God said, it is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” This union between Adam and Eve was the beginning of marriage. There is much to be learned about marriage and the Bible has the answers that we are looking for. In a society where divorce and immorality are present there are questions concerning marriage that need to be addressed such as: when is a couple married, what does the Bible teach about divorce, and is remarriage acceptable for godly Christians. These questions will be answered in the next few moments. Be aware that once you find the answers to these questions you are obligated to follow the guidelines that are set. Marriage in Biblical times was quite different than it is today. The requirements and limitations for marriage were different but still enforced during biblical times. Deuteronomy 25:5 states: “If brothers are living together and one of them dies without a son, his widow must not marry outside the family. Her husband’s brother shall take her and marry her and fulfill the duty of a brother-in-law to her.” During these times it was the custom for brother in laws to marry their brother’s wife should he die. Although this was the custom then it is not the case now. The bible speaks of certain duties and responsibilities that apply to both the husband and wife. The wife is to be the caretaker of the household. Meaning that she is responsible for the upbringing of her children and making sure her guests are comfortable. The husband is to be the financial provider for his family. In this sense he must be able to put food on the table and make sure that his family is financially secure. The society that we live in today has led some to believe that sex is what defines a marriage; this...
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