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The Biblical Perspective Of Marriage

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Marriage is discussed on 47 different occasions within the NIV Bible. The word marry is used 48 times throughout the NIV. The majority of these words are used in the Old Testament in Leviticus where God’s clear and concise instructions were given to the Hebrew people about what was deemed unclean and what was to be done to be clean. An individual must look beyond the scriptures that merely state the word marriage in order to gain a greater understanding of what the biblical perspective is on marriage. The biblical perspective of marriage calls for a special lifelong emotional and physical unity between two individuals whose relationship, above all else, gives priority to a relationship with God.
In the book of Genesis not only do we learn the creation story of the world and man, we learn the creation story of community and relationship. God created man to be in relationship with Him, then He created woman to be in relationship with man. Adam had no suitable helper therefore from man God created woman. Genesis 2:24 states, “That is why a man leaves his father and mother and is united to his wife, and they become one flesh” (NIV). From the first day of our creation we were created to have a desire to commune with God and with others, therefore, men and women are naturally drawn to each other with the desire for a relationship.
According to the biblical perspective the first relationship created is with God. Therefore the first priority in the marital relationship need to
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