“There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion, or company than a good marriage.”
Unfortunately our culture has watered-down and diminished the value of marriage. Far too often marriage is seen as something which diminishes life, instead of enhancing it.
Perhaps this is because we have been viewing marriage with the wrong math.
Marriage is NOT ½ + ½ = 1
That makes sense mathematically, but it’s inaccurate. God didn’t create us a half-people. God created us whole and complete. So our spouse is not our better half, he/she is our better whole.
Marriage is NOT 1 + 1 = 2
Again, this makes sense mathematically, but it is not biblical. Why? Because 2 is divisible, and the Bible makes it clear that a man and woman who are married are one flesh.
Marriage IS 1 X 1 = 1
Not only does this work mathematically, but biblically too. God sees marriage as one whole man and one whole woman coming together to make one whole marriage.
Not coincidentally, X (chi) is the first Greek letter of the name Christ. When Christ is at the center of a marriage, and when the husband and wife are more in love with Him than they are with their spouse, then a wholeness exists in the marriage.
1 X 1 = 1 is the type of marriage that glorifies God.
1 X 1 =1 is the type of marriage that is so lovely, friendly, and charming.
If you are single, keep yourself pure so you can bring your “oneness” as a gift to your future spouse. If you are married, keep the X—Jesus Christ—at the center of your marriage.