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RLGN 301 Melanie Louise Martin 08-01-2019 Thesis: This paper will demonstrate that marriage is defined within the Bible and that the Creator of marriage is the One who knows best on how to have a successful marriage as well as when it is appropriate to have a divorce. Outline I. God has explained in the Bible what the original intent for marriage is. A. Using Ephesians 5:22-33, God shows the reader His purpose for marriage and how successful marriage can be. 1. In reading Genesis 1:27-28 and Genesis 2:24, it will show proof that God created man and woman. a. It also provides an understanding of how marriage works where they unite as one and should not be separated. 2. There must be respect and love from both the man and the woman to help keep the bond between them strong and long lasting. B. The Bible gives specific standards to both the man and the woman when it comes to the limitations of marriage. 1. There are instructions in the Bible for the man and which is for the man to love his wife like the article written by Peacock talks about. 2. There are also instructions for the woman in the Bible and that is for her to submit to her husband. Page 1 of 9
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RLGN 302 3. They are to work together as one in their home but the man is the leader of the two at the same time. II. There is a Biblical view on the topic of divorce which includes when it is acceptable and it is not. A. God created marriage to be a covenant and that covenant is to last forever but He is aware that humans will want to break that promise for various reasons. 1. Matthew 5:31-32 explains how divorce is allowed to occur. 2. The husband or wife may die before the other and that is a legitimate reason to where the living spouse would remarry and it would not be adultery. B. Divorces occur because of reasons other than what the Bible sees as allowable is breaking that covenant. 1. Even if there is an issue within the marriage such as pornography which is talked about in Price’s article, it does not mean the marriage must end. 2. Marriage is meant to be a lifelong commitment and it is needed to be kept pure for that marriage to be what God intended. III. Conclusion: Marriage is an important part of most people’s lives and since God is the one that created marriage, He is the one that knows what is best and is not for each marriage to work in unity. Page 2 of 9
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RLGN 303 Annotated Bibliography Peacock, Gavin. "BUILDING A MARRIAGE CULTURE | Husbands, Love Your Wives." The Council of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (2015) This article talks about exactly what the title says which is about husbands loving their wives in a marriage. There are gender roles that have been created by God and explained in the Bible which this article will help in explaining that in this research paper. It explains how the roles of the man should treat his wife which helps them work together. It does not mention a lot about how the wife should treat her husband but both sides can still learn something from reading this article.
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