Tuesday, July 26, 2005

What is Marriage?

This is the first post on a topic that I do not know a lot about considering that I am not married and am only 19. Which by the standards of today is too young to get married. I hope that I will be able to learn a little more about God's plan for marriage and maybe get some input from others too.

Marriage: 1. a.The legal union of a man and woman as husband and wife.
b. The state of being married; wedlock.
c. A common-law marriage.
d. A union between two persons having the customary but usually not the legal force of marriage: a same-sex
marriage.
2. A wedding.
3. A close union: “the most successful marriage of beauty and blood in mainstream comics” (Lloyd Rose).
4. Games. The combination of the king and queen of the same suit, as in pinochle.

I would agree with all of these definitions except for 1. d. But that is for another post and this is of course the world definition of marriage. God speaks of marriage in this way "Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh."Genesisis 2:24) (KJV) This is the overall theme of the plan that God created for marriage. There is much more to it that is spoken about and I plan on addressing in future posts.

3 comments:

Caspar said...

Check out my comment here and read the entire post and thread. These are quite pertinent comments to what you are examining in your post here.

Blessings,

Caspar

Caspar said...

You should also object to 1.c. as being a marriage in the true sense of the word.

A common-law "marriage" is a living arrangement by mutual agreement between a man and a woman evidenced by the fact of their cohabitation, WITHOUT a civil or religious ceremony.

Common-law "marriage" is not a marriage in the sense that Christians use the word.

Andrew said...

I have actually read that post and comments some time ago. I will probably use some stuff from it eventually. You are right I do also object to that. While it may qualify as marriage in some places, the lack of a civil or religious ceremony causes little thought to be placed on the binding commitment of such an arrangement.