Why Get Married?

I’m really not shocked by today’s divorce rate, neither am I shocked that “believers” are getting divorced. Why? I think many forgot the purpose of this sacred union and what God expects of them in the marriage. You see, it’s easy to say what the other person is doing wrong, but difficult to see the chaos you’re causing or your role. It’s easy to expect them to deliver your every need, but it’s also unrealistic to think when you’re saying “I do” that it now means the same as “I own you”. So what exactly is the purpose of marriage?
Let’s go over 5 things of what marriage is for and what it isn’t about.
1. Marriage is for God’s glory. 
If you ever read your bible or simply attended a church service, you should be well aware that the Bible is about God’s love for us. It’s sort of a romance novel of God coming to rescue His bride through His death on a cross. The love shown by Jesus is what God actually calls men to. A sacrificial love, one that is willing to do anything for the well being of his wife and those he is leading (kids for example). Ladies, take this into consideration before wasting your time. He has to be a man who will place the will of God first in his life and be a man who places others before himself. Men, allow God to mold you into His image . Don’t rush the process. You grow while married, but don’t pursue a woman when you’re pursuing selfish ambitions rather than His kingdom. 
2. Marriage is supposed to show the world God’s love. 
There are many broken homes in the world today. Not only do they have no idea that there is a God who loves them, they barely have others surrounding them to show them the way things should be. Many have single parent homes because one person just doesn’t want to be there, which is why we need Christian homes to show what it means to have examples of unconditional love, forgiveness and how to grow with someone for the rest of your life, not until you get bored.
3. Marriage is for your benefit.
God saw Adam and said it wasn’t good for him to be alone so he made Eve to help him. Eve was created to support him, rule with him, and to make his life easier (Genesis 2:18). God was being considerate because Adam could’ve wondered why animals were reproducing and felt left out for not having someone. Marriage is to build together. I don’t see why many run away from it, when God brings the right person to you and you both focus on Him, that type of love can never die.
4. Marriage is a ministry.
God is entrusting someone’s heart into your hands and future children, He doesn’t want you to neglect this responsibility. Marriage is to be invested into. You have to communicate, pray, study the word, have fun and remain intimate. God wants the home to be an unbroken bond, you have to be intentional about keeping God at the center and not allowing the world to pollute the home.
5. Marriage is to be protected.
It’s sad, but many people do flirt with married people (and vice versa). They won’t respect your home if you don’t. If you give the devil access, he will take it. Be careful of your “friends” who will use God’s name to subtly creep in and violate what God put together. Your spouse must be your best friend. Friends of the opposite sex shouldn’t ever cross certain boundaries or be the ones to influence your home. The bible tells wives to submit to their own husbands (Ephesians 5:22). With all do respect, but your pastor or favorite speaker is not the one leading your home. Which is why a man must be connected to God, because he is supposed to guide you in the way that God is calling you all.
What isn’t marriage about?
1. Marriage is NOT about sex.
I agree with Paul, if you can’t contain sexual urges it’s best to get married (1 Corinthians 7:9). However, if you’re only in it for sex, that’s the wrong motive. God wants you to control your urges now, fornication only leads to adultery. Marriage doesn’t cure lust. We will continue to lust, watch porn, masturbate and fall into sin if we don’t submit our urges and feelings under the hand of God. Put your flesh under subjection, follow Jesus not hormones.
2. Marriage is not about what you can get. 
Love has never been and will never be about what you gain. Jesus died out of love knowing that many will never even believe in Him and some of the ones who do will always struggle listening to Him. Love is giving, even if it isn’t reciprocated. God wants you to love each other even when you’re annoying each other. Marriage is sharpening one another. A wise man once said the “God uses the rough edges of your spouse to sharpen you.”
3. Marriage is not about saving your spouse.
This is regarding those who are Christians and then dating unsaved people. You can’t save anyone, let God work on their heart before you start dating them. Both of my parents met unsaved and both came to Jesus, they’ve been married for 25 years so far. I know others who have had unsaved people approach them and they said “get Jesus first” and after that person genuinely went to Jesus, they eventually worked out and are still married and happy now. But my point is this, anyone can fake or just get baptized in order to get you. Don’t let emotions lead you, follow God.
4. Marriage is not about social media. 
You may think this is a joke, but some people only want relationships because others are in one. They don’t really care if God is glorified, they just want to post pictures on social media so others see their “happiness”. Public Service Announcement, if others need to validate your life, you’re not happy. We need to seek God’s approval for our life and not what others think.
5. Marriage is not a competition.
Stop competing with the person God placed in your life to assist you. Stop competing with other couples and stay in your lane. You will die in either envy or jealousy if you keep focusing on other couples, focus on what God has for you.
These are just a few things to keep in mind whether you want to get married or you are already married. Don’t go with the wrong motives, God doesn’t answer selfish prayers. Grace and peace.

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15 thoughts on “Why Get Married?

  1. I absolutely love this post. I feel it’s no coincidence that I read it because I’ve been praying about marriage and trying to grasp an understanding of its true meaning before I even consider it. I would hate to fall under one of the reasons why you should not marry. Continue to allow God to use you. Thank you so much!

  2. Yes this is a great post! Our sole purpose as individuals is to glorify God and we should be focused on that before marriage and after marriage. A good read for this topic is “You And Me Forever” by Francis and Lisa Chan

  3. Great read and you’re so right about the whole dating a unsaved person and trying to change them you can’t do it and in my opinion too many relationships start off wrong where a woman is trying to lead everything which leads to some marriages being out of the order God intended which is God leading the Man being the head of the household then leads his wife and family as the wife submits unto her husband. If God sees fit that I marry I pray that I’m operating as a godly wife by the word standards and not the world’s.

  4. Awesome post! Such a blessing…Godly perspective and reminder of what marriage is all about!!!! Truly blessed by your posts,etc…

  5. I absolutely love your posts. They are truly inspiring, uplifting, and enlightening. I’ve been hearing a lot about preparing for marriage and what marriage is all about. After reading your posts it goes right along and confirms everything I’ve been hearing in church. It’s really sad that many people are divorced because they had the wrong concept about marriage from the beginning. A lot of people ask me why am I not married because I’m so beautiful…LOL…I just tell them that yes, I’d love to get married one day but I’m not rushing it because it’s in Gods timing.

  6. I stumbled on this page mistakenly and am blessed I did, this post is about me, am worried about getting a life parter and graduate school is not making it easy, God bless you for this.

  7. Hi! I am also a blogger glorifying the name of God (nengnailesmiranda.wordpress.com) Voice of God… I thank God for bumping into your blog, it is now God’s Voice in me guidance with all my struggles as a widow. God bless us more…

  8. Wow!! Comfirmation for me!!! You are such a blessing to my life!!! So glad I ran across your IG!! Thank you!!

  9. wheeew😓! why did God put these feelings in us in the first place… I hope one day God will finally make me understand #stayingpuretillmarriage

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