“And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; and the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto 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 shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.” (Genesis 2:21-24).

God defines marriage in the Bible as a lifelong union between one man and one woman. Marriage is the basic building block of society and it is sacred to people of morality and character all over the world. Marriage is uniquely designed and blessed by God. “Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge” (Hebrews 13:4).

The ideal for a marriage that the Bible presents is when one man and one woman spend a lifetime together in faithfulness to each other. This is what the Calvary Couples Class is all about. The American society has all but given up on the institution of marriage with its requirements and responsibilities. Our people have rejected commitment and selfless love and gone in search of instant gratification at cost.

The result of this wholesale shirking of personal responsibility is devastating. Over half of marriages now end in divorce. The average child does not grow up in a stable home with a mother and father who love each other and care for their children. Most young people now shrink from the idea of marriage.

However, we are finding that God’s plan still works if we are willing to work it. We have taken it as our responsibility to help husbands and wives who have entered into a biblical marriage resolve to fulfill their commitments and find the truly blessed life that God intended them to enjoy.