Except for the preference to marry another Christian, we are free to marry whomever we wish (1 Corinthians ).
The family of Biblical times had the husband as "lord" of the household and the wife as his helper.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
(TNIV, 1 Corinthians 13:4–7) Sex is a wholesome and normal part of a marriage relationship, and it is for pleasure as well as for reproduction (Genesis , 18:9-12, Proverbs -19, Song of Songs 4:1-16).
The marriage was neither a civil nor a religious matter, but numerous religious obligations came as a result.
In this New Testament passage, the need for a strong, healthy marriage is expressed in terms of the idealized family of the ancient world: Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.Background Institution of Marriage Dating and Choosing a Spouse Family Love Sex Remarriage After Death of a Spouse Divorce and Remarriage Biblical Grounds for Divorce Lasting Damage of Divorce Other Reasons for Divorce Questions What Is a Marriage? What Does the Bible Say About Polygamy or Bigamy - Having More Than One Wife or Husband? Church Doctrine Roman Catholic Southern Baptist United Methodist Related Articles In Biblical times, marriages were commonly arranged by the parents of the bride and groom. I Had Sex with My Boyfriend/Girlfriend/Fiancé Before Marriage; Can We Still Get Married? What does the Bible say about same-sex marriage (gay marriage)?It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.