The Garden of Eden and the Value of Marriage
Genesis 1–3 defines marriage and shows us that marriage began in the Garden of Eden, in a perfect world. What's amazing is that when we were thrust out of the Garden under God's judgment, he let us keep marriage. So marriage today—even an imperfect marriage—is a remnant of the Garden of Eden.
In Matthew 19, Jesus is debating with some theologians about divorce. They want to talk about divorce. He says, "Let's go all the way back to the beginning. Let's talk about marriage." And he quotes Genesis 2 with regard to our marriages today in an imperfect world.
So Jesus says that every biblical marriage today, though imperfect, is as sacred, divine, and amazing as the marriage of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.
Your marriage matters.
The whole duty and calling of every human being who has ever lived is to love God with heart, mind, soul, and strength.
If the Bible is telling us the truth about reality, then the universe we live in was created primarily with marital romance in mind.
What are the essential wisdom perspectives that Scripture gives us that enable us to have realistic expectations for our marriage?