Jesus believed that human nature sometimes made divorce necessary, and that God shares the distress of the people involved. Charles Swindoll, North American church leader: Focus on your marriage.Lenny Kravitz, multi award-winning soul and funk musician: One night in the Carlyle Hotel [in New York] I was doing my normal thing and I was with [a woman]. ’ And that morning I was just talking to God, as I do, and I said, ‘You got to help me to stop this. Because that’s the nucleus of the home, whatever you do to restore its health and strength will naturally restore what’s broken among the other relationships.I will make a helper suitable for him.’ In a church service there are readings from the Bible which explain the nature and significance of marriage.The couple make promises to stay together ‘for better, for worse; for richer, for poorer; in sickness and in health; to love and to cherish until death us do part’.
Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.
The first marriage that the Bible tells of is between Adam and his wife, Eve.
God declared, ‘It is not good for the man to be alone.
It is also seen as the best (many Christians would say the only) setting for sex.
In any marriage ceremony the bride and groom must confirm that they want to marry each other, and after the opportunity has been given publicly for anyone present to prevent the marriage if there is a legal reason, the couple join hands and make promises.