What is Marriage? A Brief History of Marriage.

Marriage is not defined by the Church or the State but by the lives of the people who marry according to the social and personal beliefs of the time and place.  In other words, exactly as Jesus had said, marriage is fundamentally what it has always been – a matter of the present and passing age. If we are people of faith we need to make the love of God visible.  No one has ever seen God. Love acted out within community makes God known to the world.  The love of God continues to be visible, not only through the telling the story of the gospel, but also through the ongoing life of the community of faith that lives by that story.    By our acts of love toward one another God is made visible.  He is clearly seen.   If we want to bring our beliefs of God into the arena of marriage we can only do so through the lens of our love for each other.