Marriage: The Lord’s Design

November 15, 2012 by  
Filed under newsletter-miscellaneous

“Then the LORD God said, ‘It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him.’” ~ The Holy Bible, Genesis 2:18

A married couple

“God created marriage. No government subcommittee envisioned it.
No social organization developed it.
Marriage was conceived and born in the mind of God.”
~ Max Lucado

“As God by creation made two of one, so again by marriage He made one of two.”
~ Thomas Adam

“There is no more lovely, friendly or charming relationship, communion or company, than a good marriage.”
~ Martin Luther

“Sexual expression within a marriage is not an option or an extra. It is certainly not, as it has sometimes been considered, a necessary evil in which spiritual Christians engage only to procreate children. It is far more than a physical act. God created it to be the expression an experience of love on the deepest human level and to be a beautiful and powerful bond between husband and wife.”
~ John MacArthur

Unless it is by mutual consent, for a specific prayer need and for a brief period of time, sexual abstinence can become a tool of Satan. It is never to be used as pretense for spiritual superiority or as a means of intimidating or manipulating one’s spouse. Physical love is to be a normal and regular experience shared by both marriage partners alike, as a gift from God.
~ John MacArthur

“Jesus’ teaching in general [implies] that happy and fulfilling sexual relations in marriage depend on each partner aiming to give satisfaction to the other. If it is the joy of each to make the other happy, a hundred problems will be solved before they happen.”
~ John Piper

A married couple

“Sex appeal alone is the poorest basis in the world for a happy marriage.”
~ John R. Rice

“According to the Bible, the marriage act is more than a physical act. It is an act of sharing. It is an act of communion. It is an act of total self-giving wherein the husband gives himself completely to the wife, and the wife gives herself to the husband in such a way that the two actually become one flesh.”
~ Wayne Mack

“In marriage do thou be wise: prefer the person before money, virtue before beauty, the mind before the body; then thou hast a wife, a friend, a companion, a second self.”
~ William Penn

“God intends and expects marriage to be a lifetime commitment between a man and a woman, based on the principles of biblical love. The relationship between Jesus Christ and His church is the supreme example of the committed love that a husband and wife are to follow in their relationship with each other.”
~ John C. Broger

A married couple

“Marriage is a total commitment and a total sharing of the total person with another person until death.”
~ Wayne Mack

“A married person does not live in isolation. He or she has made a promise, a pledge, a vow, to another person. Until that vow is fulfilled and the promise is kept, the individual is in debt to his marriage partner. That is what he owes. “You owe it to yourself” is not a valid excuse for breaking a marriage vow but a creed of selfishness.”
~ R.C. Sproul

“To solve a marriage problem, you have to talk with each other about it, choosing wisely the time and place. But when accusations and lengthy speeches of defense fill the dialogue, the partners are not talking to each other but past each other. Take care to listen more than you speak. If you still can’t agree on a solution, consider asking a third party, without a vested interest, to mediate.”
~ R.C. Sproul

“Many marriages would be better if the husband and the wife clearly understood that they are on the same side.”
~ Zig Ziglar

The Bible opens and closes with a wedding.
– Selwyn Hughes

A married couple

Marriage is an exclusive union between one man and one woman, publicly acknowledged, permanently sealed, and physically consummated.
– Selwyn Hughes

The monstrosity of sexual intercourse outside marriage is that those who indulge in it are trying to isolate one kind of union (the sexual) from all the other kinds of union which were intended to go along with it and make up the total union.
C.S. Lewis

A man doesn’t own his marriage; he is only the steward of his wife’s love.
Ed Cole

We all face storms in life, whether it is a storm like Katrina, a storm in a marriage, or a storm in our finances.
Franklin Graham

Marriage is not a union, merely between two creatures – it is a union between two spirits; and the intention of that bond is to perfect the nature of both, by supplementing their deficiencies with the force of contrast, giving to each sex those excellencies in which it is naturally deficient.

I have known many happy marriages, but never a compatible one. The whole aim of marriage is to fight through and survive the instant when incompatibility becomes unquestionable.
G.K. Chesterton

Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.
G.K. Chesterton

A married couple

It is not marriage that fails; it is people that fail. All that marriage does is to show them up.
Harry Emerson Fosdick

The Puritan ethic of marriage was first to look not for a partner whom you do love passionately at this moment but rather for one whom you can love steadily as your best friend for life, then to proceed with God’s help to do just that.
J.I. Packer

Marriage is the mother of the world. It preserves kingdoms, and fills cities and churches, and heaven itself.
Jeremy Taylor

God intends and expects marriage to be a lifetime commitment between a man and a woman, based on the principles of biblical love. The relationship between Jesus Christ and His church is the supreme example of the committed love that a husband and wife are to follow in their relationship with each other.
John C. Broger

Since the marriage relationship is to reflect the relationship between Jesus Christ and His Church, it is imperative that biblical submission and love be practiced in all of its aspects between husband and wife.
John C. Broger

 A married couple

Older women should teach younger women the skills and disciplines needed to have a successful home and marriage. Experienced wives and mothers will find their greatest avenue of ministry in teaching younger wives what they need to know to be effective wives, mothers, and homemakers.
John MacArthur

Husbands and wives, recognize that in marriage you have become one flesh. If you live for your private pleasure at the expense of your spouse, you are living against yourself and destroying your joy. But if you devote yourself with all your heart to the holy joy of your spouse, you will also be living for your joy and making a marriage after the image of Christ and His church.
John Piper

The wonder of marriage is woven into the wonder of the gospel of the cross of Christ, and the message of the cross is foolishness to the natural man, and so the meaning of marriage is foolishness to the natural man (1 Cor. 2:14).
John Piper

To encounter Christ is to touch reality and experience transcendence. He gives us a sense of self-worth or personal significance, because He assures us of God’s love for us. He sets us free from guilt because He died for us and from paralyzing fear because He reigns. He gives meaning to marriage and home, work and leisure, personhood and citizenship.
John Stott

God never approves sexual union outside of marriage.
Max Lucado

 A married couple

– fwd: samuel machado

Enter Google AdSense Code Here

Comments are closed.