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Unformatted text preview: God, the Creator (p. 80). Indeed, marriage and the creation of family is more than the pleasure of two individuals. It is God ordained and established and therefore makes it significant in the biblical worldview story. Marriage fulfills God's creation ordinance to "be fruitful and multiple" (Genesis 1:28). Still, producing offspring is only one third of the decree. Marriage satisfies "the natural instincts and affections implanted by God" which means the act of marriage or sexual union should be practiced in purity. The Creator fashions sexuality in the boundary of marriage. Let that statement resonate in your brain. This statement has an enormous impact on how people should live their lives. Finally, marriage creates society. In marriage, 3 couples learn to behave toward one another in times of comfort or hardship. In marriage, trust is created and built and the descriptions could go on and on. I require and charge you both, as ye will answer at the dreadful day of judgement...
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- Spring '14