God ordained marriage since the beginning of time. How do we know? Adam and Eve, of course. In the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve represented the first union or covenant. God saw that it was not good for Adam to be alone. He was busy establishing Eden, naming things, building, but God saw that this was not good for him because everything else (birds, beasts, etc) had a mate but Adam did not. They weren’t suitable. So God put Adam to sleep and out of his rib, formed woman, Eve.
So what is God’s definition of marriage? He loves it. He created it. He ordained it. It is His will for those who desire it. Not everyone will desire a mate and that is okay. Some are called to singleness much like nuns and priests. The vast majority of us, however, are not. Let us remind believers of this very important thing: If you desire companionship of the opposite sex, that includes sexual relations, then you are not called to singlesness. Even if you are telling everyone that you never want to be married. If you are a Christian, who engages in sexual activity, but you say you don’t desire marriage, then you need to re-evaluate your life. Yes, God forgives, but we, as believers, are supposed to be an example – Christ followers. Sexual intercourse is for the confines of marriage; one man with one woman. Amen.