The next few days I will be doing some more or less related posts about some statements I have heard about marriage that I don’t agree with.
Some say God can/should supply everything we need, and a spouse is not a part of that. This is usually said when someone is unhappy because their spouse is neglecting them. I understand how this “you don’t need them” message could make someone feel better, but I don’t think it’s a biblically accurate claim.
The Bible tells us that when Adam was sinless, and knew and communed with God in a way that none of ever has, it was “not good” that Adam was “alone”. If a perfect man, who walked with God, needed a bride, then how can we think we don’t? God could not (or would not) directly meet all of Adam’s needs (this is due to Adam’s limitations, not any limitation of God), so why would be suggest that God could or would meet all of our needs?
God made us with a need for another person, a person who would be so close to us that we would “be one”. Paul tells us that only those with a special gift can function well without this other person.