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Romans 7:2 For example, by law a married woman is bound to her husband as long as he is alive, but if her husband dies, she is released from the law of marriage.

Hebrews 13:4 Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.

From the first passage The Bible is basically telling you marriage is between a man and a woman. The woman is bound to her husband as the husband is bound to his wife until death does them part. There is no divorce in the eyes of god. However, if one of the spouses die, the other spouse may re-marry someone else.

The second verse states the marriage must be kept pure. This means that neither the man nor the woman may pursue relations with anyone else. They are bound to each other and must keep it that way. Furthermore the verse states that God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral. This means that God will cast judgment on anyone that has sexual relations with anyone other then their spouse. Also the judgment will be cast on anyone that has sexual relations without being married marriage. In short - everything we need for a happy and rewarding marriage! It tells us how marriage originated: Genesis 2:18 and 21-24 where God instituted the very first marriage and set the standard for all marriages. The idea was that Adam and Eve were a team.

It tells us it is a permanent institution: Matthew18:3-9 where Jesus reiterates the original intent vs the practices of man which had corrupted the permanency and beauty of the relationship with divorce allowable at the whim of men for the most ridiculous of reasons. One school of religious teachers even endorsed the divorcement of a wife for burning the food.

It tells us that marriage is the best place for the care and nurture of children. Genesis 1:28 where 'be fruitful and multiply' is set as part of Adam and Eve's responsibilities and it has never been given to anybody else.

It tells us that marriage is honorable and is to be held in high regard. Hebrews 13:4 states that it is indeed honorable and severe warnings are given to those who would undermine and spoil it-especially with adultery.

In addition... all the rest of the Biblical guidelines for how we are to treat others apply as much to the individuals in a marriage as they do in all human relationships...love, respect, putting others first etc.

Rules for taking a second wife. If he take him another wife.... -- Exodus 21:10 God's rules for disposing of hated wives. If any man take a wife, and go in unto her, and hate her, And give occasions of speech against her, and bring up an evil name upon her, and say, I took this woman, and when I came to her, I found her not a maid: Then shall the father of the damsel, and her mother, take and bring forth the tokens of the damsel's virginity unto the elders of the city in the gate.... But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel: Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father's house: so shalt thou put evil away from among you. -- Deuteronomy 22:13 It is better not to marry. But if you must have sex, then get married. It's better to be married than burn forever in hell. It is good for a man not to touch a woman. Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband. -- 1 Corinthians 7:1-2 For I would that all men were even as I myself.... I say therefore to the unmarried and widows, It is good for them if they abide even as I. But if they cannot contain, let them marry: for it is better to marry than to burn. -- 1 Corinthians 7:7-9 If you're not already married, don't get married. If you have a wife, don't have sex with her. There's not enough time since Jesus is coming soon. Art thou bound unto a wife? seek not to be loosed. Art thou loosed from a wife? seek not a wife. -- 1 Corinthians 7:27 But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none. -- 1 Corinthians 7:29








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