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The Marriage Bond

As teenagers and young adults

We should be “choosy” who we date

For it’s through the dating process

We receive our lifetime mate.


We should not date just anyone

But be selective in our search

So the partner that we choose for life

Is a member of the church.


Our wedding days are joyous days,

Ones we look forward toward.

But we also have the calling

To marry in the Lord.


For marriage is a life-time bond,

It joins two one for life.

Let’s remember that when choosing

One’s own husband or wife.


The husband heads and rules the home,

Provides for all their needs;

The wife submits and shows her love

With many loving deeds.


And if, God’s will, their home is blessed

With the sounds of little feet,

This couple’s love is richly blessed

With a joy that is so sweet..…


For words cannot begin to tell

The joy of man and wife

When God sees fit to bless their love

With the precious gift of life.


But now their role increases

They have children now to raise.

They must raise them in the fear of God,

Teach them to sing His praise.


If they’re faithfud in their calling

As they raise these precious youth,

They’ll have the joy to know and see

Their children walk in truth.


And through their years together

The love vowed long ago

Does not diminish with the days

But with each day it grows.


For a marriage in the Lord, my friend,

Does not soon fade away

But being one in love and faith

It grows stronger still each day.


They will at times in sadness weep

And experience some pain.

But if their trust in God they keep

They will find joy again.


Perhaps their children’s children

Will greet them in this life.

They are grandparents! what great joy

For the Christian man and wife.


To see their children’s children

Gives them joy in sunset years

For they know the day is coming

When they’ll leave this vale of tears.


And when that day does come

And the death of one takes place

There’s joy amidst their sorrow

For there’s comfort in God’s grace.


Though all earthly ties are severed

And they’ve lost their life’s helpmeet,

They know the day is coming

When they’ll meet at Jesus’ feet.


The surviving one has memories

Of the years they lived as one

And the knowledge that the fight of faith

Their loved one now has won.


What joy the marriage bond does hold

For the Christian man and wife,

A bond they base on love for God

Which joins the one for life.


So as teenagers and young adults

As we look and start dating

We must seek a Christian helpmeet,

That in marriage we may sing:


“May the grace of Christ our Saviour,

And the Father’s boundless love,

With the Holy Spirit’s favour

Rest on upon us from above.


Thus may we abide in union

With each other and the Lord,

And possess in sweet communion

Joys which earth cannot afford.”