What is Mary Baker Eddy’s stand for marriage? She, who became a widow, loss a child and then, re-marry again to redeem her son and then, divorce her second husband for infidelity, I’ll bet she has a lot more to teach us. Let’s listen ~
“Marriage is the legal and moral provision for generation among human kind. Until the spiritual creation is discerned intact, is apprehended and understood, and His kingdom is come as in the vision of the Apocalypse, — where the corporeal sense of creation was cast out, and its spiritual sense was revealed from heaven, –marriage will continue, subject to such moral regulations as will secure increasing virtue.”
Here’s the thing that we must bear to our minds, marriage is only here on earth. In heaven or in eternity, the Bible said “there is no giving in to marriage.” This is one of the good reasons to consider when we cannot appreciate the marriage that we have now. Of course, you may also use this as a reason to find multiple marriage partners, however we still have to consider our moral obligation to one another.
Honestly, there are times when I neglect and disregard my husband but when I come to realize that our marriage will not going to last until eternity, this made me think of him differently. What if all we have is now? What if after death, I will not see this person again? Will I still recognize him there when the Bible proclaimed you will never remember anything there? What if all my memory of him will be blotted out? All that which is flesh will remain here… See Matthew 23:30 and Revelation 21:4
“Marriage should signify a union of hearts. Furthermore, the time cometh of which Jesus spake, when he declared that in the resurrection there should be no more marrying nor giving in marriage, but man would be as the angels. Then shall Soul rejoice in its own, in which passion has no part. Then white-robed purity will unite in one person masculine wisdom and feminine love, spiritual understanding and perpetual peace.”
“Until it is learned that God is the Father of all, marriage will continue. Let not mortals permit a disregard of law which might lead to a worse state of society than now exists. Honesty and virtue ensure the stability of the marriage covenant. Spirit will ultimately claim its own, — all the reality is, — and the voices of physical sense will be forever hushed.”
“If foundations of human affection are consistent with progress, they will be strong and enduring.”
Mary Baker Eddy is apparently against immorality and infidelity in marriage. To her, if we want to live healthy lives, we must also live in harmony with God which should reflect in our marriages.
[For more about Marriage by Mary Baker Eddy, please visit my full post here.]