God’s Math

I’m preparing for a wedding this weekend, and I love God’s math that shows up in the marriage relationship. Very simply it looks like this:

1 + 1 = 1

One man + One woman = One marriage.

God said, “Let the husband and wife be joined together. And the two will become one flesh.”

A husband can have his oneness—his uniqueness—enhanced by his wife. So too can a wife have her oneness—her uniqueness—beautified by her husband.

This is why God is for healthy marriages: It gives us a better picture of the oneness that we can have with Jesus Christ. He brings out the oneness—the uniqueness—in all of His followers.

I love it!

3 Responses to “God’s Math”

  1. seeker Says:

    I totally agree with you Craig, we see YAH’s maths throughout the scripture e.g. He is the bridegroom and His faithful are the bride we are destined to be united with Him. Also the father and the son are again one complete whole. The maths of God are not linked to physical science, we don’t have to understand it or even agree with it for it to be the truth.

    Remain anointed


  2. Illogical But True | Craig T. Owens Says:

    […] into marriage with another Christ-follower allows your life to be more productive together than either of you […]


  3. Craig T. Owens Says:

    “The Christian idea of marriage is based on Christ’s words that a man and wife are to be regarded as a single organism—for that is what the words ‘one flesh’ would be in modern English. And the Christians believe that when He said this He was not expressing a sentiment but stating a fact—just as one is stating a fact when one says that a lock and its key are one mechanism, or that a violin and a bow are one musical instrument. The Inventor of the human machine was telling us that its two halves, the male and the female, were made to be combined together in pairs, not simply on the sexual level, but totally combined. The monstrosity of sexual intercourse outside marriage is that those who indulge in it are trying to isolate one kind of union (the sexual) from all the other kinds of union which were intended to go along with it and make up the total union. The Christian attitude does not mean that there is anything wrong about sexual pleasure, any more than about the pleasure of eating. It means that you must not isolate that pleasure and try to get it by itself, anymore than you ought to try to get the pleasures of taste without swallowing and, digesting, by chewing things and spitting them out again.” —C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity


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