The scriptures teach that he who finds a wife finds a good thing. The Lord intended marriage to last a lifetime. It is not to be based on a whim or lust but a commitment to love for better or worse, in sickness and health till death do us part. Marriage is to reflect the relationship between Christ and the Church. We (the Church) are the bride of Christ and a man is to love his wife as Christ loved the Church. Jesus is a life giving spirit who gave himself for our benefit. His selfless gift on the cross demonstrated his great love. The crucifixion removes all doubt of His care for us.