Biblical Principles For Living

Marriage and Singleness

Spirit World/Holiness
Truth and Integrity
In His Image
Repentance and Restitution
Marriage and Singleness
The Family
Shared Life
Christian Liberty

To show the Biblical principles behind marriage
Key Verse:
Genesis 2:23-24
And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.


The world’s definition of marriage is in sharp contrast to the verses in Genesis. 


Why do you think God designed marriage to be only between a man and a woman?

The answer lies in Genesis 1:26-28 and Ephesians 5:22-23


A.)    Marriage is for a lifetime and the bond is only broken by the death of one or the other partner

Read Romans 7:2 and I Corinthians 7:39


Why do you think God designed marriage as a lifetime bond?

Marriage is a representation of the bond between Christ and the church and that bond is for eternity.


            We are also called to have but one marriage partner, why?

            Again marriage between a man and a woman is modeled after our relationship with God.  So just

            as having more than one than one God in our lives will break the intimacy we have with God

            having more than one marriage partner will break the bond of intimacy God intended between

            a man and a woman.


B.)    Marriage is based on mutual rights and obligations of one partner to another

       Can you name some of those obligations?  Love, Honor and cherish

           Any list of marital obligations should include marital fidelity


C.)  Why does God say that marriage infidelity, even when agreed upon by both partners, is a sin?

Read 1 Corinthians 6:16-18

Marriage infidelity wears away at the spiritual and physical oneness and permanence God reserved for marriage. 


Think about it, if you get married with the idea that the relationship was never meant to be permanent how much is that going to take away from the intimacy of the relationship.  Also it gives each partner an escape clause incase the marriage works out for the worse instead of the better.


D.) Why is Marrying a non-believer viewed by God as a violation of His word?

Read 2 Corinthians 6:14-16 and in your own words describe what a relationship with a non-believer can do to our walk with God


E.)    God has revealed in Scripture that some people will never marry

Why do you think it is God’s will for some to be single and others not?


F.)    Whether single or engaged all sex outside of marriage is sin in God’s eyes, why?

This is because as it states in 1 Corinthians 6:18 our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit and were bought with a price, so we must honor God with our bodies and sex outside of marriage dishonors God.




In closing: Whether single or married we must always live according to the word of God in order to show our love for Him and His word.