Author Archives: John Mark Comer

What’s the Point of Marriage? Part 4: Family

What’s the Point of Marriage? Part 4: Family

Genesis 2 ends with, “Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.” Two humans, wrapped up in a relationship for life, centered around friendship, gardening, sexuality, and family. It was beautiful. And short-lived. Oh, how I wish Genesis 2 were the end of the story. Life would be so much easier. But there’s no

What’s the Point of Marriage? Part 3: Sexuality

The last line in the story is, “Adam and his wife were both naked, and they felt no shame.” Two young, amorous, naked people in a garden. Sounds like reality TV gone bad, but it’s actually the first love story in the Scriptures. They were friends, yes, and they were partners as well, but they were also lovers.

What’s the Point of Marriage? Part 2: Gardening

The Purpose of Marriage – Watch the Video God put Adam in the garden to “work it and take care of it.” That was a part of human’s job description. The not-alone God says, “Let us make mankind in Our image, in Our likeness, so that they may rule…” Then God says, “Be fruitful and increase in

What’s the Point of Marriage? Part 1: Friendship

After he created Adam, God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone.” Why not? Well, because humans are made in God’s image. That means we are called to image God, to mirror and mimic God to the world. But that’s a problem for Adam because God exists in a web of life-giving relationships,

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