So…What Is Marriage?

Marriage PowerPoint SermonToday many voices are speaking to define and defend marriage according to various forms and perceptions. How many forms and perceptions are there? How many should there be? Whose definition do we live by? What are the results of having a proper marriage relationship?

To use a tired cliche’, “When all else fails read the instructions”. Who has the authority to write the instructions for any created thing? Well, of course, the creator does! They are the one best suited for doing so. After all, they know the “original” thought, intent and purpose for their invention, right?

In the case of marriage, the “original” thought, intent and purpose were in the mind of God before man was even created, just as every other facet of creation was and now operates timelessly, smoothly and efficiently, as long as it stays within the prescribed purpose and plan of God.

I am not writing to address the debated contemporary issues of what marriage is and to whom. Jesus said many times, “According to your faith be it unto you.” If this life were all there was, maybe that philosophy would suffice in justifying erroneous philosophies and practices of many today, but the Bible explicitly says “It is appointed unto man once to die and then the judgement.” Now THAT is another study in itself. After all, who will judge man and by what definition. So, eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die. Then what?

I am writing because I believe God has given humanity His will for marriage and has made it very clear. I am aware that many, if not all who read this are married in accordance to God’s plan – one man and one woman. Now what? Are you happily married or is this an oxymoron to you? Why is there godly marriage, what does it look like and can you have a marriage others only dream about?

Well, there are actually only two people who can answer these questions, you and your opposite sex spouse. All I am going to do is paint a picture using the words of Scripture, personal experience as well as the experience of others happily married. I will EMPHATICALLY state, that no matter how long you have been married or how old you are, your marriage can be as full of life, love and joy as it has ever been, physically, emotionally and any other “lly” you can think of if you are willing to learn and do what God says about marriage.

Whenever you’re ready, start by reading, writing, memorizing and speaking the Scripture above over and into your spouse and marriage. Also, enjoy the following article, “!2 Things I’d Do If I Had A Perfect Marriage” and short video, “It’s Not About The Nail” and a great movie for husbands and wives to watch together, no kids around, Hope Springs.

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Until next time, “Don’t stop believin’, hold on to that feelin'”!

Nelson & Vicky