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Marriage Math

I have always been told, “Never do math in public!” As I work in the instruction/training industry I have come to appreciate this advice. There is one math equation that God offers which I can honestly wrap my mind around, though understanding how it works often alludes me.

In the very beginning of Scripture God gives us His marriage equation of 1 + 1 = 1. In Genesis 2:24 He brings the woman he has created for Adam and states, “For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh,” (NASB).

When I read this verse, I wonder what the “reason”, is that a man should leave his father and mother. When you consider the verses before we see that God designed woman to be specifically suited to man in an intentional monogamous relationship. Two people coming together to form a union of togetherness building their own family and home. From the beginning God’s design was always two individuals unifying into one couple unit, for life.

It seems anymore that the world does all it can to divide the two God has joined. I truly believe that we are in a mathematical battle each day, continuously being urged to fight for our own identity apart from our spouse. God’s math of one plus one equaling one, is good however and always correct. As God has blessed me to spend a life with an incredible wife, I will continually fight against the odds and will gladly do my marriage math in public.

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