Was there ever a time when the true church felt that it did not want to be subject to Christ?
Was there ever a time when Christ, the Head of the church, ruled and governed His flock like a ruthless tyrant?
J Allan Petersen, in his preface to the book Before You Marry, writes: No sane person would ever leap blindfolded over an unknown cliff with nothing but a hope that it would prove to be a good decision.
No wise person would commit himself to life in a strange land without knowing something about what to expect and the difficulties he would inevitably face.
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She is her husbands equal in the grace or gift of life (I Peter 3:7).
This is the constituted order which God Himself ordained.
Furthermore, it is for spiritual companionship: Can two walk together, except they be agreed (Amos 3:3). It may be defined as the union of one Christian man to one Christian woman for life.
But my favorite definition is this one: Christian marriage is a total commitment and a total sharing of the total person with another person until death.
In a Christian marriage, the dependence is mutual, the obligation reciprocal, and the dependence on God, absolute.
At the heart of marriage is companionship, communion and consummation.