Wednesday, May 4, 2011
The Real Meaning of Marriage
It seems we can't get away from all the hooplah about the Royal Wedding, can we? I have yet to turn on the tv since last Friday without seeing photos of it. Yet I was one of the people who woke up early to watch the royal affair. It really was beautiful and Kate looked wonderful didn't she?
Too often brides and everyone around them get so caught up in the details and planning that we forget the real significance and importance of the wedding- uniting a man and woman as one before God.
I love what Mary Kassian had to say on The Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood's blog about the Royal Wedding and about marriage in general. Check out her post here.
I loved this paragraph from the post:
"God created manhood, womanhood, marriage and sex because He wanted us to have symbols, images, and language powerful enough to convey the idea of who He is and what a relationship with Him is all about. Without manhood, womanhood, marriage and sex, we would have a tough time understanding concepts such as desire, love, commitment, fidelity, infidelity, loyalty, jealousy, unity, intimacy, marriage, oneness, covenant, and family. We would have a tough time understanding God and the gospel. God gave us these images so that we would have human thoughts, feelings, experiences and language adequate and powerful enough to understand and express deep spiritual truths. The visible symbols display and testify about what is unseen. That's why the symbols are so very important."
As I plan for my own wedding, this was a nice reminder of the true meaning of marriage today. I hope it will be for you as well.