God and Marriage

The Pure Bed is to be a resource for ALL married men and women. As a matter of course, however, the site is a reflection of our faith in God and our understanding of His will for intimacy in the context of marriage. What follows is a basic description of our beliefs with respect to that will.

We believe that God instituted marriage as a mechanism to reproduce and nurture life and to afford humanity a higher order of relationship that would be substantially representative of our relationship with Him. Marriage is the intimate union of a man and a woman into oneness. Marriage is the means by which family is created and nurtured.

“For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh” (Gen. 2:24) is the understanding Adam has of God’s purpose for this new relationship he’s entered. This union is expressed uniquely during sexual intercourse when two bodies are joined together. The relationship is based on closeness…intimacy.

Tested by the ages, the family is the cornerstone of any sustained society. When God’s order is replaced, we experience a breakdown of society. God’s order is perfect, tested by time. How can something perfect be made better? Adultery, divorce, promiscuity, and the breaking up of families all lead to unhappiness and are, often, the result of a discounting of the importance of marriage today.

If we accept the importance of marriage to the family structure, it stands that we must not ignore issues as they arise or lightly abandon marital relationships. We must also acknowledge that marriage IS NOT a primary means of happiness. Fulfillment in marriage is made possible by a realization of why marriage exists, a commitment to building strong relationships within the family, and recognition that personal spiritual, mental, and, even physical development are critical.

God instituted marriage as a mechanism to reproduce and nurture life and to afford humanity a higher order of relationship that would be somewhat representative of our relationship to Him. Is everyone to be married? No. However, we believe that everyone who is to experience the blessings and benefits of family MUST be married to observe the best purposes of God, to afford the family unit optimal success. We believe that marriage is the only appropriate context for sexual intimacy in God’s sight.

Some Bible references:

How and why God created marriage. Read Gen. 2:18-24, Matthew 19:4-6, Eph 5:31-6:3.
Nurturing family. Read I Corinthians 13, and Titus 2:1-8.
Intimacy. Read Song of Solomon (entire Bible book) and I Corinthians 7:1-9.

Married? Visit us at http://www.thepurebed.com/.

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