Marriage

What did the Bible teach us about marriage Genesis 2:24

” For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will became one flesh.”

We as reborn Christians believe this where the marriage bond has Origen from.

1. How to choose your marital partner...

The choice of a life partner is one of the most and biggest decision ever made by human kind. We as Christians believe that we can only made that choice by the guidance of the Holy Spirit.

Firstly we must start the process in prayer – where we ask God to guide us in the process. Also ask to give you wisdom in your choice of a partner.

Secondly take into account the remarks of your family, friends and other spiritual leaders. According 2 Corinthians 6:14 “Do not yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness in common…

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2. Must a Christian paid” lobola”

As we look at what happened Genesis 2: 22 -24 then the answer is no. But when we look at the following scripture then we see that this is not really a strange concept. Genesis 12:16” he treated Abraham well for the her sake, and Abraham acquired sheep and cattle, male and female and female donkeys, menservants and maidservants, and camels.”

Then we see in Genesis 29: 18 &27(18) “Jacob was in love with Rachel and said “I” will work for you seven years in return for your younger daughter Rachel”(“27)”finish this daughter’s bridal week; then we will give you the younger one also, in return for another seven years of work.(28) And Jacob did so. He finished the week with Leah, and then Laban gave him his daughter Rachel to be his wife.”In Genesis34:12 Make the price for the bride and the gift I am to bring as great as you like, and I will pay whatever you ask me. Only give me the girl as my wife.1 Samuel 18:25Saul replied” say to David, the king wants no other price for the bride than a hundred philistine foreskins to take revenge on his enemies.” We see that none of these has agilely has a good outcome. Then we as Christians can say that we don’t need to pay for a bride. God also give us a warning about living together and other living practices 1 Corinthians 6:9-11”Do you know that the wicked will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not deceived: neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor male prostitutes nor homosexual offenders (10) nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanders nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God (11) and that is what some of you where. But you where washed, you where justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the spirit of our God.”

3. What is a Polygamy Marriage

We will find that certain words been used in the marriage term, and some of them is not always clear to us.

The term of polygamy refers to where some man has two life partners this word related from the Greek watt evenly means more than one. When we dived the marriage you will find a polyandry what means latterly many men. This type of marriage you will find in the Middle East. These marriages were recognised but are not really want God want from us.  The Bible predicted single fold marriages as see in the following scripture.

Genesis 2:24 ” for this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will became one flech.”
Matthew 19 :4-6 … ” For this reason a man will leave his father and mother  and be united to his wife, and the two will became one flech(6) so they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together let man not separate.”
1 Timothy 3:2&12”Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self- controlled , respectable, hospitable, able to teach, …(12) A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must manage his children and his household well.”

4. How to find the right partner...

As we said earlier on that the chosen of a life partner can be a tough one. We can give some guide lines to help in this process.
4.1 Look for a partner according your need
4.2 As a Christian man / women Pray for the right partner
4.3 Ask God to show the right one
4.4 Look for one who can assist you
4.5  Look at the appreciable places for your partner.

I trust that these guidelines might find, you the perfect given life partner