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The Mystery of Marriage

The Journey into marriage Depths

By ALBERT MUSHIEPublished 3 months ago 4 min read
The Mystery of Marriage
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Marriage is a great mystery; many prepare for weddings and blessings but fail to prepare adequately about this great mystery whereby facing many uncertainties. It is a union deeply understood by the creator of it, therefore it is not a man made but God made thing, that transcends time and culture, and hence a mystery. It is more than a legal contract or a social construct; it is a deeply spiritual and emotional union that binds two individuals in a shared journey of love, companionship, and growth. In this exploration, we embark on a journey to unravel the profound mystery of marriage, delving into its intricate layers and discovering the richness it adds to the tapestry of human experience.

Before we begin let delve into the acronyms of Marriage:

M- for Maturity and Mutual understanding.

A -for Affection in love

R- for Respect for each other

R- For Responsibility

I-for Industrious/intelligence

A-for Acceptance

G-for God in the center of the marriage

E-for Empathy/Edification

1. The Spiritual Dimension: At the heart of the mystery of marriage lies a spiritual dimension that transcends the material realm. Various religious and cultural traditions view marriage as a sacred union, a divine union ordained by a God. The scriptures reveal that both the male and the female is not privy to what marriage is, it’s a mystery for both, when God was creating this union, the man was not aware and when the woman saw the man she had no idea, it is actually a reflection of the relationship between Christ and the Church, emphasizing the depth of spiritual connection woven into the fabric of marital bonds. A bond where the man dies in order to give birth to the partner, meaning until one (male) ready to die, a true bride will not emerge. So, the covenant started in the dying not meeting. So, for any marriage to hold, there must be a dying. So, Christ died for the church-Ephesians 5:25

2. Oneness, Companionship and Partnership: Marriage is a journey of oneness, companionship and partnership. It is the union of two individuals who have matured enough to embrace each other with wisdom, affection, respect and careful study, accepting their true human identity, and become companions in the truest sense. The mystery lies in the alchemy that transforms the union into a partnership, where the strengths of one complement the weaknesses of the other, and together they navigate the complexities of existence in a blissful manner.

3. The Chemistry of Love: Central to the mystery of marriage is the chemistry of love. Love in marriage is not merely a fleeting emotion but a dynamic force that evolves, deepens, and endures. The wise man stated: Love is strong as death, nothing can quench it, not force is that strong as love. It is a mysterious blend of passion, compassion, commitment, and selflessness that weaves a tapestry of shared experiences, forging an unbreakable bond between two souls.

4. The Mirror Effect: Marriage serves as a mirror, reflecting back the truest selves of each partner. In the intimate space of a marital relationship, individuals encounter both their strengths and weakness or vulnerabilities. The mystery lies in the transformative power of this reflection, as it becomes a catalyst for personal growth, self-discovery, and the forging of a stronger bond, and more authentic connection. As they discover each one, their union grow stronger and stronger.

5. Dance of Intimacy: Intimacy in marriage is a dance, a delicate and intricate interplay of emotional, physical, and spiritual closeness. This consummation is a mystery, it is implanting oneself in another, where the two becomes inseparable as one. The mystery of intimacy lies in its ability to create a sacred space where vulnerability is embraced, and souls are laid bare without any sense of secrecy. It is in this dance that couples find a profound connection that transcends the superficial and taps into the essence of human connection.

6. Shared Responsibility and Growth: Marriage invites individuals into a shared responsibility in the journey of growth. The mystery unfolds as couples navigate the challenges and triumphs of life together, using them as stepping stones for personal and collective development. The bond of marriage becomes a crucible for refinement, where individuals are shaped and transformed through the fires of shared experiences and challenges.

7. Acceptance of Differences: In the mystery of marriage, differences become a harmonious symphony rather than a discordant note. It is the acceptance and celebration of each other's uniqueness that elevate the marital union. The couple need to accept and embrace each other’s differences; without acceptance, they cannot comprehend and tolerate each other’s weaknesses. The interplay of diverse personalities, backgrounds, and perspectives enriches the relationship, creating a vibrant and dynamic partnership.

8. The Legacy of Love: As the couple journey through the mystery of marriage, they become architects of a legacy of love. A legacy for generations to come. The impact of their union extends beyond the confines of their relationship, influencing the lives of children, family, and community. The mystery lies in the ripple effect of a love that transcends generations, leaving an indelible mark on the tapestry of human love.

Conclusion: The profound mystery of marriage invites individuals to embark on a sacred journey, where the spiritual, emotional, and relational dimensions intertwine. It is a journey of companionship, love, commitment, consistence, responsibility, respect and growth; a dance that unfolds in the alchemy of shared experiences and mutual transformation. As we unravel the layers of this mystery, we discover that marriage is not just a societal institution and programs; it is a profound expression of the human capacity for love, connection, and enduring partnership. In the mystery of marriage, individuals find not only a lifelong companion but a path to self-discovery, personal evolution, and the creation of a legacy that echoes through the corridors of time. The mystery of love is eternal.


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