Marriage Is One Man and One Woman for One Lifetime

The world today is telling us that there is nothing strange about a family consisting of two dads or two moms.  On the contrary, these ideas are very strange and will not lead to good outcomes – either for those families or for society.

God designed marriage quite simply: one man + one woman for one lifetime.  Every child needs and deserves to come into the world nurtured by a mother and father.  One of the greatest concerns Jesus showed during His earthly ministry was for widows and orphans – because these families were not experiencing the completion God desired for them.  If being the child of a single parent was all that great, why would Jesus have been concerned about it?

It is high time we adults stopped thinking of our own pleasures and focused on the children we are bringing into this world.  Wherever possible, make sure each child keeps the mother and father who brought him or her into the world.  It won’t make life easy…but it will make it easier.

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4 Responses to Marriage Is One Man and One Woman for One Lifetime

  1. TruthOverfaith says:

    God designed marriage as one man-one woman for life? Ever actually read the Old Testament , Mike? Ever heard of Lamech, Jacob, David, Solomon?
    And don’t forget good ole Abraham who got the distinct pleasure of marrying his half sister!

    I know it must greatly pain your deluded Jesus heart, Mike, but families with two Moms and two Dads are raising happy, healthy and well adjusted children all over the world.
    You don’t get to dictate what the definition of a loving family is. And your absurdly primitive Stone Age holy book doesn’t get to either.

    • Mike Gantt says:

      God designed marriage as one man-one woman for life? Ever actually read the Old Testament , Mike? Ever heard of Lamech, Jacob, David, Solomon?
      And don’t forget good ole Abraham who got the distinct pleasure of marrying his half sister!

      Yes, I have read it. More importantly, Jesus had read it, understood it, obeyed it, and was explaining it when He gave His pronouncements about marriage. As for Abraham, David, Solomon, and others, they were commended for some – not all – of the things they did.

      I know it must greatly pain your deluded Jesus heart, Mike, but families with two Moms and two Dads are raising happy, healthy and well adjusted children all over the world.

      If such children are happy, healthy, and well-adjusted, it is in spite of – not because of – their parents splitting asunder what God had joined together.

      You don’t get to dictate what the definition of a loving family is. And your absurdly primitive Stone Age holy book doesn’t get to either.

      Jesus does. He is Lord of heaven and earth.

  2. Ruth says:

    Hello Mike,
    This is a negative example on which I need clarity:
    I would like to know what, in your opinion – according to the Holy Scriptures – would be the right thing to do in the following situation:
    When first married, I was completely certain that my husband and I would stay together forever … but … this did not happen. After about eleven years, the situation had become so unbearable to me that I developed suicidal thoughts. Unfortunately, I did not think of asking the only ONE who could have helped with this situation … and filed for divorce (because I finally came to the conclusion that, if I were dead, I could not be of any help to my children). I wish I had known that I should, at least, then have remained single … but … after a non-married relationship from whence I have a son (about whom I am worried as well, because he was not born in a holy marriage) … in 2004, I remarried. Less than a year later, I was diagnosed with cancer and did what I had wanted to do for a long time: Read the Bible cover to cover, and not just here and there. This is when I came across all the information on marriage and divorce … and since then started wondering what to do about my second marriage (my original husband is still well and alive 🙂 …
    /* I also had two dreams of which I wonder what to think (but I better stop writing now before I end up as the author of an entire “book”) */

  3. Mike Gantt says:

    Ruth,

    I am not an expert on these things; neither am I a counselor. Therefore, I would not want you to make any decision based on my advice.

    That said, I will give you some things you might want to include in your thinking.

    Philippians 3:13

    1 Corinthians 7:15, 20, 32-35 (The entire chapter is instructive.)

    It sounds like you are married now. You cannot undo the past and try to re-live it for the Lord. You can only live in the present for the Lord. Therefore, I would leave behind what is behind and devote yourself to your current husband.

    I’m glad that your heart has been awakened to our King. He will guide you in all your ways. He did not awaken you in order to confuse you, though we are sometimes disoriented when we first wake up. He will give you peace and clarity in due time. Walk in the light you have each day, and He will give you more.

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