What does the Bible say about marriage?
Here's the answer:
The Bible says marriage is a good thing.
God created marriage in the book of Genesis with Adam and Eve because it was not good for a person to be alone (Genesis 2:18). Through marriage, a man and a woman can be there for each other.
In the married relationship God designed, the woman is to be the helper (Genesis 2:20). This means that the wife should help her husband. In the same way, the husband should care for his wife as Jesus cares for the church (Ephesians 5:25). Married couples need to always place God first in their lives and build their marriage on His Word.
Marriage is a wonderful thing, but not all people will marry. Jesus tells His followers, "Not everyone can accept the idea of staying single. Only those who have been helped to live without getting married can accept it" (Matthew 19:11).
The Bible says marriage was created by God and it should only be between a man and a woman. The man should respect his wife and the woman should respect her husband. In this way, their marriage will reflect the relationship of God with the church.
"The man said, 'Her bones have come from my bones. Her body has come from my body. She will be named "woman," because she was taken out of a man.' That's why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife. The two of them become one" (Genesis 2:23-24).
"They are no longer two, but one. So no one should separate what God has joined together" (Matthew 19:6).
"In the same way, husbands should love their wives. They should love them as they love their own bodies. Any man who loves his wife loves himself. After all, no one ever hated their own body. Instead, they feed and care for their body. And this is what Christ does for the church" (Ephesians 5:28-29).