dstiefel Wrote:
Jul 16, 2012 2:00 PM
Marriage was designed 1. to make the union the most meaningful, 2. to be a model of the relationship between Christ and the church, 3. to be a cement mortar for intimacy, to keep things simple, and to 4. provide a stable relationship both for the adults 5. and a safe environment for children to be reared in the way they should go. The reward comes from wanting God to bless the exclusive union; and from being selfless in one's pursuit of the marriage covenant and its requirements. [to be continued...]