We know that we live in a sex drenched culture. One that teaches young women to use their bodies to get what they want on one side, while proclaiming that they don’t get enough power with the other.
Each person in the marriage relationship brings something different. They bring their perspective, their ideas and dreams, their opinions and their desires. They are two different beings made one through their vows and in the presence of God.
Imagery is used quite often in the Bible to make a point. A lot of what Christ said to His followers were in the form of parables. So it shouldn’t surprise us to find an analogy in the Proverbs that compares people to things.
Sin starts in the heart. It starts in the mind. It starts with a decision, and involves a series of decisions. Very rarely does someone find temptation and decide to sin all in the same time frame.
When a couple gets married, they’re traditionally making a series of really important promises. They are first, and foremost, promising one another their love and devotion “until death do us part.” A lot of the other vows (or promises) are geared to back up these two.