John 3:1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? 5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
With all the confusion today as to what constitutes a marriage and the subsequent hurt that follows we must consider further introductory and prerequisite considerations. Remembering these matters helps us to help others and strengthens our own marriages as well and ultimately redound to the glory of the God Who created the institution of marriage.
The joys of the covenant of marriage don't come by accident, but come as a result of God's blessings as a married couple is in harmony with the principles of this covenant. If ever there was a time where marriage needed to be better understood and enjoyed, it is now.