The Pharisees tried to trick Jesus on a question about divorce. They asked, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?"
Jesus said, "What did Moses command you?"
They said, "Moses permitted us to write divorce papers and send her away."
"He wrote this commandment for you because of the hardness of your hearts. But from the beginning of creation God made them male and female. For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, man must not separate," Jesus said (Mark 10:5-9).
Think About It
Marriage is forever. Besides our relationship with God, the marriage relationship between a man and woman is the holiest of all relationships. How can a young person be prepared for such a forever commitment? Only with God's help. Learn to be faithful to God before marriage, and remember marriage takes three. Love, respect, appreciate and serve each other as if you were serving Christ. It won't always be easy, but God is always with us, to encourage, counsel and strengthen us.
Pray About It
Holy God, teach us Your ways. Help us to be faithful to you and our family relationships. Help us to consider the right person to spend our lives with--that they love you above anything and anyone else. Amen.