I present to you Mr. And Mrs. Cling.

 

“But from the beginning of the creation, God made them male and female.’ “For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, ‘and the two shall become one flesh’; so then they are longer two, but one flesh. ” Therefore what God has joined together, let no man separate.”  Mark 10:6-9.

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Joined, proskollao; Strong’s #4347. To bring together as in “To cling,” to glue or cement together, stick to, adhere to, join firmly. In the NT the word emphasises the uniqueness of the bond blessed of God, in the union of husband and wife. In the combining of pros to kollao shows an intensifying of the relationship of husband and wife. Proskollao includes faithfulness, loyalty, and permanency in relationships.

To emphasize the spiritual aspect of faithfulness, loyalty, and permanency God has placed within marriage a uniqueness of identity as well as the deepest reality of fullness to a man and to a women.

In the process of joining (clinging) emphasis is placed on one meeting the need of the other; and being the sole agent of meeting that need. A man can only sing from his spirit to his wife’s spirit and complete her as a women and she can only sing from her heart of love to him and complete him in his manhood. That is the sacredness of marriage by design from God and not man.

I think if one looks at a marriage of a lifetime minimum of 40-50 years the couple look alike in physical appearance; that is no coincidence it is two as one spirit, soul and body.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. T. E. Hanna
    Feb 15, 2013 @ 19:26:30

    So the woman is incomplete without a husband, and vice versa? How, then, do we respond to Paul’s admonition that it is better to remain single? Does he condemn us to incompletion?

    And to be fair, marriage in scripture is nothing like marriage today. Nobody married for love in the Bible; they married for survival

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    • Chris
      Feb 17, 2013 @ 02:49:37

      For Mr. Hanna…

      Nobody married for love in the Bible? What about Jacob and Rachel, or Abraham and Sarah, or Isaac and Rebecca?

      Granted, there were some like Solomon. However, there are examples of those who married for love.

      Respectfully…

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    • Mannyr
      Feb 17, 2013 @ 19:03:50

      T.E.Hanna,
      In a Covenant Marriage, a man and a woman bring needs, wants, desires and expectations that they hope will be met by their spouse. In that, respect each comes with incompleteness. In Christ, we are complete positionally Ephesians 1:3; Colossians 2:10. Experientially we are incomplete 2 Corinthians 13:9; Philippians 1:6. Either married or not married. In Christ, there is no condemnation Romans 8:1.
      I agree with your statement “marriage in scripture is nothing like the marriage of today.” That is part of the reason for the post on Mr. And Mrs. Cling. In our world, these points are non –existent except to those who are living in Covenant Marriage. These nuggets are not known or taught –hence the treasure that comes to us from the Word of God. I for one am very grateful for the lessons learned late in life.

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  2. Chris
    Feb 17, 2013 @ 02:35:46

    Been joined to the same wonderful person for 31 years. She is a blessing from God.

    Thanks for another nugget, Manny.

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