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Preparing for Marriage

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In the name of the Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit, One God, Amen.

I want to tell you something very important in our church, that most of engaged couples they spend the time of the engagement in preparing for the wedding: furniture, where and when the reception is, and maybe other things like this, materialistic things. And of course they have emotions toward each other but they don't think what is going to happen in the future. What is after marriage? And after marriage they complain. They complain because they didn't study well- what is going to happen after marriage?

Most of them they are blind about marriage. They don't know the meaning of marriage, and when problems starts, they go to abuna - Abuna help us! But it's important that we start during engagement to know the responsibility of marriage. Don't live in illusions. Illusions will make you think it's something full of flowers and full of love - but you don't expect that there will be some problems and you don't know how to face them.

First, I'll give you an introduction about marriage. Actually, we have to think about marriage that it is a sacriment. It is a sacriment and not a contract. It is a comvenant between a man, a woman and God. The bible tells us a lot about marriage. Marriage is a biblical truth. Something the world started from the beginning.

We are going to speak about 3 important points.

1- Marriage in the Holy Bible

2- The Meaning of Leave and Cleave

3- The Meaning of

4- Marriage as an Intimate Fellowship

Marriage in the Holy Bible

Christian marriage is a biblical truth created by our Lord Jesus Christ when he bought Eve to Adam, taking Adam's rib and told him she is a helper comparable to him. That's why we can say that God performed the first marriage, according to his divine plans.

What are the main purposes for marraige?