The family and the institution of marriage are falling on hard times these days. The divorce rate, teen-age pregnancies, the alarming number of abortions each year, are all indications. The conflict over whether birth control pills should be given to teen-age girls without knowledge or consent of their parents is another indicator. And neither the sanctity of marriage nor the immorality of sexual activity outside of marriage enter into he discussion of these matters. What is the answer to this breakdown in families and in marriage?
There seems to be a desperate need for people, young and old, married and single, to understand the real meaning of marriage. And this means getting back to God and the Bible. The Bible tells us, “The Lord God said, ‘it is not good for the man to be alone; I will make a helper suitable for him'” (Genesis 2:18). Then the Bible explains, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother, and shall cleave to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24). The point is, God instituted marriage. And God instituted marriage for our own good. And so we had all better listen to what God has to say about marriage.
If you are a young person who is caught in the trap of sexual activity outside of marriage, you need to learn some lessons from God. Or if you are married and your marriage is not on a solid footing, you need to turn to God for help. And even if you have some solid ideas about marriage, teaching from God’s Word, the Bible, will still help you. I’d like to help you whether you are married or preparing for marriage. Click here and listen to a sermon called “Sex, Love, and Marriage.”