Basic unitWe are well aware that families are the building blocks of all communities. A family is formed when two different unique individuals are joined together through the holy matrimony. Marriage is the first human institution which came in to existence.
Divine inventionWho was the first person who came up with the idea of marriage? We have no information on this topic. I found a wonderful reference to the first marriage in the Holy Bible. As we will realise by reading following that it was creator God’s invention for man and woman to get married. It is not a human origin.
Genesis 2:21-25 NKJV And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall on Adam, and he slept; and He took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh in its place.  Then the rib which the LORD God had taken from man He made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.  And Adam said: “This is now bone of my bones And flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, Because she was taken out of Man.”  Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.  And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
Divine solemnizationThis is the description encapsulating the creation of a woman. Immediately this newly created first woman was married to the first man. Any guesses on the person who solemnized this first marriage? Yes, God is the correct answer. God not only solemnized it, but He was the father of bride and bridegroom, He was the witness, and He was the audience.
Divine witnessToday also God is the witness to each and every marriage. So, we have to be very vigilant as God is watching our married life.
Malachi 2:14 NKJV Yet you say, “For what reason?” Because the LORD has been witness Between you and the wife of your youth, With whom you have dealt treacherously; Yet she is your companion And your wife by covenant.
Refocus your married lifeDear friends, I am reminding all of us to refocus on strengthening our married life. If we do not pay attention to it then it will dwindle into a sour and bitter relationship. We need to preserve this ancient institution by love and care. Invest your time, energy and resources in your spouse. Your spouse is the VVIP of your life.
Please feel free to add your own thoughts and feelings.