When defined broadly, marriage is considered a cultural universal. Individuals may marry for several reasons, including legal, social, libidinal, emotional, financial, spiritual, and religious purposes.Whom they marry may be influenced by socially determined rules of incest, prescriptive marriage rules, parental choice and individual desire.The purpose of this study is to see ourselves as God sees us, and to understand his expectations of our time together as married believers. Marriage by God's Design has swept through the imaginations of American women "many of them married" with force. Men and women both have sought titillating escape since the beginning of time. This study offers insights from Scripture on how to seek God as a couple and as individuals within the context of marriage.As James Parker wrote in an Atlantic article, "Above all, we fear numbness. In a world desperate for a turn-on, where does a faithful Christian marriage fit? In prayer, in worship, and in the Word, couples can pursue a relationship with God and learn to rely on him—together. Communication in Marriage Communication problems are as old as Adam and Eve.But we can't expect to face the challenge on our own and win.Taking time to study what the Bible has to say about money, communication, sex, and more will help husbands and wives form a strong foundation and grow.In some areas of the world, arranged marriage, child marriage, polygamy, and sometimes forced marriage, may be practiced as a cultural tradition.Conversely, such practices may be outlawed and penalized in parts of the world out of concerns of the infringement of women's rights, or the infringement of children's rights (both female and male children), and because of international law.
This study examines issues many Christians wonder about but seldom discuss regarding sex within marriage. F inding Joy in the Difficulty of Marriage magazine.In this 6-session course, we explore what the Bible has to say about the obstacles and solutions to communication, how to communicate love to our spouses, how to avoid miscommunication, how to stop hurtful words, the importance of compromise, and finally how grace towards one another is the key to getting along. Faith as the Marriage Glue Far too many marriages fail, and, according to most statistics, Christian unions fare little better than average.Adding God to husband and wife does make the foundation for a strong marriage, but the process is not as simple as adding water to sand and cement to make concrete. What role does he play in developing healthy husbands and wives?When a marriage is performed with religious content under the auspices of a religious institution it is a religious marriage.Religious marriage recognizes and creates the rights and obligations intrinsic to matrimony before that religion.