Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence and likewise also the wife unto the husband – 1st Corinthians 7:3.
Marriage is presented in the Bible as an essential aspect of social life. It is the outcome and intention of God’s creation of mankind as male and female, counterparts of each other, capable of reproduction and indeed commanded to reproduce. The Bible gives instructions on what is the responsibility of being a wife as well as being a husband. It is given over to regulating and teaching about marriage, especially in view of the contrast between the attitudes required of God’s people toward sex and human relationships and the attitudes of surrounding people.
Marriage is beautiful and it has been ordained by God. When one chooses to do as God has instructed whether they are a believer or non-believer, God’s blessings will be with them and their marriage. Just because God will bless your marriage does not mean there will not be times your marriage will not have challenges. But because you obeyed the Word of God by marrying, God will give you wisdom on how to communicate and keep peace within your marriage.
When challenges come to the marriage, married women can go to God through prayer for their marriage whereas women that aren’t married can’t pray for God’s help in their relationship when it’s against the Word of God. Secondly, when one has someone that is not their spouse, it’s sinning against the Word of God (Flee fornication, every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body – 1st Corinthians 6:18. Rather one is a believer or non-believer God’s Word will never return to Him void, the penalty of sin is spiritual death as well as physical death.
The first marriage was in the Garden of Eden, God created Eve for Adam and it was ordained by God. Eve was not Adam’s girl-friend or his friend with benefits, she was his wife. If a man says he loves you, he should love you enough to marry you and provide and protect you through your union as husband and wife. If children are involved they will have a father in the home. No matter how good a woman is, she can never be a father. God has given the man authority and with that authority, children respect and come to submission.
Marriage means a commitment to one woman without any outsiders. If you want the blessings of God on your relationship, do as He has commanded, marry!