What is the purpose of marriage?

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The purpose of marriage is the intimate life together of a husband and wife, who, faithful to each other, share the joys and sorrows of life during both festive and ordinary times. Through such a union God wants to richly bless both husband and wife.

Marriage is also the basis of organized society.

Husband and wife are especially blessed, when God permits them to become fathers and mothers, and to raise their children in the home they provide for them.

A God-fearing Christian home is a precious gift of God, and is a great blessing to the occupants of the home. It is also a good example to others and a blessing to them.

Gen. 2:24: Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife, and they shall be one flesh.

Gen. 1:28: Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth.

Ps. 127:3: Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord, and the fruit of the womb is his reward.