According to this verse, married couples are to “subdue” the earth.  To accomplish this requires good stewardship in the physical realm over that which God has given.  It also requires diligence in the spiritual realm.  Together married couples are to be “soldiers” directed by God to accomplish His intentions on earth.

Marriage As a Witness to the World

“By this shall all men know that you are my disciples if you have love one for another” (John 13:35).  Marriage is a significant institution by which a lost world can see Christianity in action.  Marriage is the most intimate of human relationships in which husbands and wives learn to model Christ’s love.  Marriage is the 18-year training ground for children so that they can also love “one another.”  Marriage provides a unique opportunity to reflect Him as a couple.  Marriage provides a platform for accomplishing God’s intentions for mankind.

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