Marriage is a great institution created by God. The Lord wanted love to be shared within the boundaries of such an institution. Why? Within marriage, there is security for both partners as well as commitment. The purpose of this article is to reveal and explain the key purposes of a beautiful marriage.
"And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh." (Genesis 2:18, 24).
It is not good for a man to be alone according to the Word of God. Everyone in life needs someone close to him. The reason for this is to share life experiences both good and bad. We all need people to talk to. A spouse helps you fulfill that in an intimate manner. In an environment of love, you are able to share without feeling ashamed. Therefore appreciate your partner. It is God that gives us loving partners.
2) Sexual Intimacy
"Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh." (Genesis 2:24).
Naturally, we are sexual beings. Sex is the climaxing of true love. Now, this is not an experience to be shared with strangers. This is an exciting experience and intimacy designed to be shared with your spouse. It should not be shared out of lust. Love is very important. That should be within the boundaries of marriage. Marriage avoids unnecessary hurts, pain, and disappointments. Many people have engaged in sex outside marriage and that resulted in hurts and many other problems. Marriage was not designed to be so. Problems can be corrected.
3) Children or procreation
"Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate." (Psalms 127:3-5).
Out of the lovemaking experience, children are born. It is a wonderful thing to give birth to children after marriage. But if that happened outside marriage for you, do not worry. As long as you can fix your relationship with God, you should be fine. God forgives any wrong. But ensure that your love life is acceptable to God. How? Get officially married and have it blessed by God Almighty.
Note that children are a responsibility. The Bible tells us to train them up in the way of the Lord. When they are grown up, they will not leave it. God wants the human race to continue. When we leave this earth, our children should continue. That is why God created us. Let us, therefore, play our part by training them up in the ways of God.
Those are the three main reasons for marriage. Are you fulfilling them in your life? Do you offer companionship to your spouse? Every normal human being needs good companionship. Climaxing your love with sex is one of the most pleasurable experiences. If you are not experiencing it with your spouse, you better work things out. I have solutions for such in my book on marriage. You will be provided with a link to it. Out of the beauty of love experience, children who are a heritage of the Lord are born. We need to take responsibility for raising them up in a proper way. A proper way is the way of the Lord.