Marriage is now a contract – the exchange of labor for cash.
This is depraving and a clear indication that the institution of marriage is under spiritual attack as what is going on today is a true reflection of immorality and the disrespect.
Marriage, according to Christianity.about.com, can best be defined when examined on three levels. They based these levels on the three common beliefs about what constitutes marriage.
- The couple is married in the eyes of God when physical union is consummated through sexual intercourse.
- The couple is married in the eyes of God when the couple is legally married.
- The couple is married in the eyes of God after they participated in a formal religious wedding ceremony.
In Malachi 2:14, marriage is viewed as a holy covenant before God. Marriage is more than intimacy between man and woman; it is indeed a heavenly connection directly to God. This institution is so important and holy to God that He Stands in the middle of it, He protects it and warns against anyone who intends or attempts to separate what He has bonded in His perfect love.
Marriage is the giving of one soul to another; it is unconditional love – loving someone without restraints, even when you don’t agree, even when you argue.
What is happening today is a total decay of marriage as women who were created to submit to their husbands are rebellious, proud, haughty, and vulgar in dressing and behavior and in morals. Men who are supposed to be honoring their wives are sight-seeing for breast and other body parts on other women! There is a total breakdown in morals, as women some have no concern about God or their husbands, they are more concern about beauty and money. However, Proverbs 31:30 spoke out when it quoted – “Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised”. Also 1stPeter 3:1 stated – “Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands, that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives”. Women are made to honor man as the man is the Head and the woman is his help-mate.
What we need is to inject into the young minds the morals of our great-grandparents and grandparents.
We need to establish the consequences of diminishing these morals. We need to inject into the young minds that marriage is to be honored and not be disrespected.
There is too much madness happening within marriages as husbands and wives are having affairs, having separate bedrooms and dragging their children in their filth! Now it is n\must not be neglected that these things are not new as these things have been happening for ages but it doesn’t make it right.
No one wants to love any more when love is the basis on which marriage is built and not money or sex!
Infidelity is totally against God’s Word as the Bible quoted –“Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed should be kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and the sexually immoral”. What is taking place is a moral decay but there is HOPE as there are persons who are still fighting to keep their marriages afloat and upright!
For a marriage to last and last for a lifetime God must be the third party involved.
There should also be love, respect, open communication and trust – all the things that money can’t buy. A man must learn to be a husband, he must learn to be the Head and exercise that authority with respect. Consequently, a woman must learn to be a lady first then a wife. Women, you are the help-meet so please make it your duty to take care of your household! Accordingly, men please stop living like sex is your oxygen! Honor your wife with love.
Be the example and all it takes is ONE, just ONE person to believe.
Lets honor MARRIAGES with faithfulness, respect and ultimately LOVE