Marriage Paper

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In the beginning God created Adam and Eve, where God made Eve out of Adam’s rib. There was no religious marriage “ceremony” but He created Eve for Adam. Adam and Eve then had children. God made one man for one woman, so I am assuming God meant it to be that marriage would a one to one function. As Malachi 2:14 says, “You ask, “Why?” It is because the Lord is the witness between you and the wife of your youth. You have been unfaithful to her, though she is your partner, the wife of your marriage covenant.” This scripture meaning that marriage is a covenant between a man and a woman before God. A Christian marriage is between a man and a woman, in front of God, and the marriage is permanent. Thus if the marriage is broken by way of divorce it is breaking a covenant between not only the man and woman, but also breaking a covenant between God. In the Bible, covenants are very important, as seen with the covenants between Abraham ...view middle of the document...

Thus, in marriage if you input one spouse’s name it should return the other spouse’s name because marriage is a one to one function.
Now, in America getting married seems to have lost touch with its one to one function quality. The marriage rate of America is about 6.8% per 1,000 people and the divorce rate is about 3.6% (www.cdc.gov), making it over half of the marriages are resulting in divorce. Now this rate is contributed to by many factors, and ultimately it is still a high divorce rate, but one of these factors could be that it seems as if many people will marry because of the others pulchritude, which shouldn’t be the only reason to marry. Thus, making it easy for a marriage to result in a divorce, because if one person in the relationship finds some who is “better looking” and would rather be that other person rather than the person they are legally and spiritually bonded with.

These factors of a high divorce rate vary but as in 2 Corinthians 6:14 it reads “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?” The factor of if your significant other is not equal in your faith together and not yoked should definitely be considered in a relationship before proposing or getting engaged and especially before getting married. Another one of these factors is that there is a need for lucubration for a marriage to succeed and 1 Corinthians 7:3 actually touches on this “The husband should fulfill his marital duty to his wife, and likewise the wife to her husband.”

I do believe that marriage is a one to one function. After reading the Bible and seeing what it has to say about the topic of marriage I believe that marriage is a covenant between a man and a woman before God and a covenant should not be broken. I feel that it is a commitment that should be taken more seriously in America and the divorce rate is drastically high at over half of marriages failing. Also the impacts of divorces are usually nasty and cause break ups of many families and are the result of many of the social ills of America today.

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