Biblical Couples: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

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The Bible is about God's relationship to his creation from beginning to very end, and one of the chief illustrations Paul uses is that of Christ and the Church as a marriage between the bridegroom Jesus and the bride He loves, the Church – one flesh, sharing in the same body. It should be no surprise then that the Bible's narrative is so often impacted by a man and woman together. Some are good, some are bad, but here we take a look at God's use of couples throughout the good book!

Adam and Eve

The first man and his wife get a pretty bad rap for the whole eating the fruit and original sin thing, but their relationship with each other continues to serve as a model for marriage. Eve was created as Adam's helper, neither his servant nor his subordinate, but a partner to tend to the work he was called to do, and even at the fall, they stayed together with the promise that the seed of Eve would beget Christ.

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