Why should a man and woman get married? Several answers to this question will be offered from the perspective of a man and woman who are capable of handling the responsibilities of marriage and who are scripturally qualified to be married.
It’s impressive to observe what all a bride-to-be, and usually her mother, go through for several months to get ready for her upcoming wedding. In fact, it’s almost mind boggling to consider all of the minute details that go into planning a wedding.
Marriage is one of the great blessings bestowed upon mankind by God. God uniquely created man and woman to go together, to complete one another. It is fascinating to contemplate God fashioning the woman from a bone from the man’s own body (Gen. 2:21-23). God personally brought the woman to the man, and from the beginning that union was recognized as marriage: Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife…” (vs. 24). Marriage is not a product of some supposed social evolutionary process, it is by God’s purposeful design.
It has long been said that the most effective advertising is word of mouth! That does not discount the value and importance of standard forms of commercial advertising, such as television, radio, newspapers, magazines, billboards, internet, and so on… If there was no value in commercial advertising, newspapers would pretty much shut down, radio stations would go off the air and television spots on the Super Bowl would not be running in the millions of dollars per spot.
Many people find themselves in climates that are detrimental to their health. The effects are different from individual to individual. Some people have difficulty tolerating severe heat while others suffer under extremely cold temperatures. Different individuals struggle with high humidity or too much pollen in the air or heavy concentrations of mold and mildew or other agents to which they are allergic. In many cases, their environments prove to be hostile enough that some folks have to move to a different location that is more supportive of their physical well being.
Gary L. Hutchens