How to Prepare Kids for Marriage

Genesis 1:27

Adrian Rogers

Sermon Overview

Scripture Passage: Genesis 1:27

Marriage is the most vital and meaningful human relationship we could ever enter into; yet it seems obtaining a marriage license is the most flippant, accessible process to date.

If we truly believe in the sanctity of marriage, we, as parents, grandparents, and workers in ministry will prepare our kids for marriage.

Genesis 1:27 says, “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.”

Men and women are designed with general differences that they might complement one another and contribute to the partnership. God gave Eve to Adam to make up for what was lacking in Adam’s nature, and vice versa; He made them different that He might make them “one”.

Genesis 2:24 says, “Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” This verse serves as an outline for preparing our children for marriage.

First, we see the priority of marriage: to leave.

Marriage is the highest of all human relationships. When we commit to another in marriage, we leave mother and father and unite with spouse, becoming one flesh.

Adrian Rogers says, “The job of a parent is to work himself or herself out of a job; to bring that child to a place where the child no longer needs the parent.” We raise children with the intention of them leaving home to build homes of their own.

Second, we see the permanence of marriage: to cleave.

When a man and woman are married, they are “glued” to one another; they become a home, together, as one.

We must always remember love is a choice; we choose to love. The emotion may follow, but love is a commitment; if we don’t make that commitment, we will walk away when a crisis comes.

Finally, this passage recognizes the purpose of marriage, which is to be one flesh, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

We are called to join together physically and multiply; we become one flesh psychologically and spiritually, a blending of spirits, in the highest communion

Apply it to your life

A godly home is the greatest way to prepare our children for marriages of their own. Consider the way you conduct yourself, how you treat your spouse; choose to love today.