There’s a growing trend of people living together without the commitment of marriage. I’ve heard all the excuses. “I want to keep my options open.” “It’s financially better for us not to marry.” “Marriage is just a piece of paper.”
Sadly, our culture has missed the point. We have substituted the sacred, holiness of marriage for the cheap, imitation of living together.
Often, people look at marriage as being shackled or chained to another person without the freedom to go and do and be as you please. It has been my personal experience that marriage doesn’t leave me with less; it blesses me with MORE!
Jesus says, (and all of Scripture confirms) “a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.”
More than Relatives
Jesus said a man will leave his “relatives” to be united to his wife. This is so much bigger than leaving one set of relatives for another relative. My wife is more than a relative. She and I are one. She is not just someone I’m related to, but rather she is a part of who I am. I am a part of who she is.
Notice, Jesus said a man would be united TO his wife. He didn’t say, a man would be united WITH a wife, but rather TO his wife. In God’s eyes, marriage is more than two people living with each other; it’s about two people being united together as one.
Do you want to get the most out of marriage? Start a journey today of becoming more than a relative to your spouse. It’ll make all the difference.