Marriage Bible Study

What does the Bible Say about Marriage?

1. Read Matthew 19:4-6 and Genesis 1:26-30, 2:15-25. How long is marriage to last? What is the purpose of male and female? Of marriage? What are some ways that the church and society could better realistically and actively recognize that God has joined male and females together? 


2. Read I Corinthians 7:1-7. What are you obligated to do as husband and wife according to these verses (in marriage)? Why? Define what marital duty means for you. List ways you will try to fulfill that duty in the future (ex. set regular dates and times for intimate talking, dinner, etc.) Marital duty of course includes sex, but it includes much more also. Read the rest of the chapter.


3. Read Hebrews 13:4. How might you best guard your marriage in the future especially since in today’s society many marriages fall due to adultery etc. Set out a list of 10 goals that will help accomplish this.


4. Read Ephesians 5:21-33. Consider how you will submit to each other in the future. List several ways. Also give an example of how the wife submits to the husband and also how the husband loves the wife. Note that Christ gave up his life for the church who is His bride (this is the ultamate example of love). Also note, how the church completely submits to Christ. How will you submit to your future husband? How will you love your wife?


5. Read Genesis 1:27-28, Ephesians 6:1-4. Children are a part of marriage if God grants them. Discuss with each other a plan for how you would take care of them if God gives them. What does exasperate mean? What are ways you will settle conflict with them as a team?


6. Read Malachi 2:11-16. God is using a marriage covenant to illustrate the commitment he wants between us and God. What is a covenant? Discuss the following traditional covenant, "I, ____, in the presence of God and these witnesses, take you, __________, to be my ________, 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, until death parts us, and I pledge you my faithfulness." Does this covenant match up with all of scripture? Why or why not?