Essay on An Intimate And Complementing Union

896 Words Nov 22nd, 2016 4 Pages
An Intimate and Complementing Union

The Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology defines marriage as “an intimate and complementing union between a man and a woman in which the two become one physically, in the whole of life.” Two become one physically, in the whole of life—for some, such a phrase is easier said than done. Undoubtedly, some couples never really ponder the magnitude of such a commitment before taking the plunge into matrimony and as a result are uninformed as to what it takes to make a marriage work.

For many, the early stages of a relationship are filled with misleading assumptions and thoughts of grandeur. They believe that their marriages will be filled with mutually rewarding experiences and happy times for all. Likewise, the thoughts of grandeur lead many to the false assumption that marriage is simple and the mutually rewarding experiences they dream of will just materialize out of thin air. Eventually, a harsh reality sets in and one realizes that key ingredients to the fore mentioned complementing union like coexistence, harmony, and cooperation do not come easily or automatically. Accomplishing a complementing union takes hard work and understanding. Very rarely does one luck into a great marriage—most successful marriages take a great deal of hard work and tireless commitment by both parties involved.

According to the global Christian ministry known as Focus on the Family, newly formed marriages today have a 41 to 43 percent chance of…

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