Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes.
Peter and many of the other apostles were married (Matthew , 1 Corinthians 9:5), so marriage is compatible with committed service to God.
There are some mentions of courtship in the Bible (Judges 14:7-8, Ruth 3:7-11, Song of Songs 2:8-14).
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
(TNIV, 1 Corinthians 13:4–7) Sex is a wholesome and normal part of a marriage relationship, and it is for pleasure as well as for reproduction (Genesis , 18:9-12, Proverbs -19, Song of Songs 4:1-16).
In Old Testament times, everyone was expected to be married and have children (Proverbs , Jeremiah 29:6).
However, Jesus was unmarried and said remaining unmarried (celibacy) was a good choice for those who could accept that life and devote themselves to God (Matthew -12). He said remaining unmarried was a good and holy alternative, but it is better to marry than to be tempted into immorality by passion (1 Corinthians 7:8-9).
The husband worked diligently to provide material needs and protection while the wife worked diligently at domestic chores.
In this New Testament passage, the need for a strong, healthy marriage is expressed in terms of the idealized family of the ancient world: Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives.
The marriage was neither a civil nor a religious matter, but numerous religious obligations came as a result.