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June 2, 2014, 7:00 PM

Leaving and Cleaving


Genesis 2:22-25

Jesus' favorite passage on marriage was in Genesis chapter 2.  He quotes it in Matthew 19:5:  'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.'  A healthy marriage was one in which a man did some "leaving and cleaving."

Leaving means forsaking all others for the sake of our spouse.   Mike Mason in The Mystery of Marriage says:  "Your primary responsibility is now with your family unit. Next to the love of God, the 'one thing' that is by far the most important in the life of all married people is their marriage, their loving devotion to their partner. Nothing on earth must take precedence over that, not children, jobs, ... Read More - http://wp.me/pYlTt-CB>

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