“But at the beginning of creation God ‘made them male and female.’ ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’ So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”’
(Mark 10:6-9 NIV)
How many of us have been to weddings where we knew the reason why the two shouldn’t get married, but just sat there, holding our peace forever? The longer I live, the more I see marriages that are built on anything but the Creator’s original purpose of what constitutes a healthy marriage. The world has lost the true meaning of marriage. For some, it’s a way to avoid loneliness; for others, something to be checked off their must-do-list; and still others, meeting a societal expectation. As a result, we’re left with crumbling marriages that were not part of the Creator’s plan. “What God has joined together, let no one separate,” said Jesus. If God has truly joined the union, then no one can separate it.
Marriage is a gift from God to us. The quality of our marriages is a gift from us to Him.Elder L. Whitney Clayton