Regina Price – “Marriage Commissioner”

God declared that “it is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him” (Genesis 2:18, ESV).  “So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh. And the rib that the the Lord God had taken from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man (Genesis 2:21-22).  Marriage is thereby a sacred and inviolable covenant between a man and woman designed by God.  God’s purpose for marriage is to build a family, friendship, sexual intimacy, enjoying life experiences and most importantly, display the gospel.  God compares His relationship with His bride, the church to a husband’s relationship to his wife.  “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”  When the married couple is more focused on God, they are bound together by the strong “three strand cord”  (Ecclesiastes 4:12).  The husband, the wife and God.