Christian Marriage and its Importance

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  • Christian Marriage
    • Purpose
      • Declare love to God, Family and Friends
      • Love, Comfort and Companionship
      • Begin your own family and raise Christian children
      • Sacred union blessed by God
      • Live together for life
    • Meaning
      • Legally recognised union of partners
      • Comes from hands of God
      • Account for the key differences in men and women
      • Joining of two families to make one big one
    • Vows and Promises
      • To have and to hold from this day forward; for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part
    • The Exchanging of Rings
      • With my body I honour you, all that I am, I give to you, and all that I have, I share with you, within the love of God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit
    • Is it important?
      • Yes
        • Has bonded men and women for centuries and is a sacred occasion giving meaning to their union
        • Girls dream of their wedding day growing up and may get married for financial reasons
      • No
        • Secularization of society so loses its religious importance
        • People don't want to be bound by marriage and decreased female dependency on males


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