Companionship – True companionship grows out of a oneness of spirit. “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” (Amos 3:3)
Enjoyment – The principle behind enjoyment is self-control. “Marriage is honorable (of great worth) in all, and the bed (should be kept) undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge.” (Hebrews 13:4)
Completeness – God designed Eve to complete that which was lacking in Adam’s life. “And Adam said…She shall be called woman, because she was taken out of man.” (Genesis 2:23)
Fruitfulness – God’s first command in Scripture is, “Be fruitful (Hebrew parah, make increase after your kind), and multiply (Hebrew rabah, increase with exceeding abundance of children), and replenish the earth (Hebrew male, fill up the world to overflowing)…” (Genesis 1:28)
Protection – The husband is to protect the wife by laying down his life for her (See Ephesians 5:25). The wife is to protect the home (See Titus 2:4-5). Parents are to protect their children to rise up a Godly seed (See Malachi 2:5; Psalm 112:1-2).
Typify Christ and the Church – Marriage is to be a human object lesson of the divine relationship between Christ and believers (See Ephesians 5:31-33).