el siervo February 12, 2012 at 8:49pm
Since the first marriage was between the first man and the first woman, it is assumed that marriage is God’s will for most people. It was instituted “in the time of man’s innocence” and is therefore a holy institution. The first reason that the Bible gives for the existence of marriage is simple: Adam was lonely and needed a helper (Genesis 2:18). This is the primary purpose of marriage—fellowship, companionship, and mutual help and comfort.