GOD SAYS in Eph.5:25,26a; “Husbands, love your wives just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy…”
John Piper-in “This Momentary Marriage” [Crossway 2009-p.178] puts the above truth helpfully as follows: “Marriage…is mainly about displaying the covenant-keeping love between Christ and his church.” Scripture teaches that the church is the bride of Christ.
Marriage, as God designed it, is to be a human display of Christ’s covenant love for his bride-the church. We must first display this-thereby teaching our children and others!
The church, all who are saved, is also to be a human display of the Gospel of Jesus Christ [See “The Church, The Gospel Made Visible” by Mark Dever-B&H 2012].
Excellent comment by Tyler Waresak:”Within God’s covenantal relationships, there is total provision and total protection. It does not get any better than this. What would our New Year look like if our greatest satisfaction was found living within the loving boundaries of these covenantal relationships?”
How greatly God is glorified & how blessed we are when we follow God’s design!