4. Biblical Benefits of Marriage

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God is the creator of marriage! He has made us to be people in need of community and accountability; marriage is one of the important ways that God meets our needs.

Ephesians 5:33 says, “However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.” This passage articulates the ways that marriage was intended to be a God-inspired institution that is fueled by mutual love and respect.

Ephesians 5 also explains that marriage should be filled with unity and we should care for one another with the same diligence that we use to care for ourselves. God wants us to use our marriages as a way to look out for one another. For most of us, we need the accountability of marriage vows for us to be willing and able to truly love another human in the ways the Bible calls us to. Marriage is one way that God shows you His love!

God knows that two are better than one! Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 says, “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up.”

God knows that we are better together. He desires you to have a life partner that is there to help you up when you find yourself in the midst of difficult times. Also, God knows you can accomplish more in this life when you are not alone. Having a partner who can take the kids, make you coffee when you need it, or help clean the house leads to a fuller more productive life.

Two get a better return on their labor than one.

The Bible calls us to serve, love, and grow as Believers. Galatians 5:13 says, “You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.”

Marriage is the place where we get to serve one another daily. In marriage, there are moments where we have to grow past our more selfish tendencies and God knows that this is the case. He uses this committed and close union to help refine us and grow us into better lovers of others. 

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Amanda Idleman is a writer whose passion is to encourage others to live joyfully. She writes devotions for My Daily Bible Verse Devotional and Podcast, Crosswalk Couples Devotional, the Daily Devotional App, she has work published with Her View from Home, on the MOPS Blog, and is a regular contributor for Crosswalk.com. You can find out more about Amanda on her Facebook Page, Blog or follow her on Instagram.