The God of the Bible made men and women. So God defines the purpose and the rules
of human relationships.
What is Marriage?
Malachi 2:14,15 Marriage is a __________ before God where He makes two people _______.
Genesis 29:21-23 Entering into marriage is marked by a public ___________.
Definition: marriage is a public promise before God and witnesses binding one man and
one woman in a life-long sexual relationship.
The Origin and Purposes of Marriage
Genesis 1:27, 28 God told Adam and Eve have children and __________.
Malachi 2:15 Through marriage, God wants godly ____________.
Genesis 2:18-24 Singleness is not _______. God made woman to be a suitable _______
1 Corinthians 7:1-9 People who can’t control their sexual desire should ____________.
Definitions: In the Bible adultery is a married person violating the marriage sexually.
Fornication (or “sexual immorality”) is a single person having sexual relations
without making a marriage promise.
Proverbs 2:16,17 Adultery is breaking a solemn promise, or _________. It is an act
Exodus 22:16 A man who seduces an unmarried girl must pay ________________.
Hebrews 13:4 In marriage sexuality is _______. But God will judge __________ and
the sexually immoral.
Malachi 2:14-16 God hates _______ because it destroys _________ and hurts children.
Matthew 5:32 The only lawful cause for divorce is marital _________________.
1 Corinthians 7:39 If the husband dies the wife is free to __________, but only to a
2 Corinthians 6:14-18 A true Christian cannot be close to a _______________.
1 Timothy 4:3 False pastors may say marriage is evil, but marriage is to be received with
Proverbs 18:22 ___________ is a good thing.
Ephesians 5:33 Husbands must _________ their wives; wives must _________ their
QUOTE: A wife is easily taken, but to have abiding love, that is the challenge. One who
finds it in his marriage should thank the Lord God for it. Therefore approach marriage
earnestly, asking God to give you a good, pious girl, with whom you can spend your life
in mutual love. For sex [alone] accomplishes nothing in this regard; there must also be
agreement in values and character. - Martin Luther