According to the Apostle Paul, marriage is a mystery. That doesn’t mean marriage is puzzling or mysterious so much as that marriage has elements that are not readily apparent to us, dimensions that we would not know on our own. Reading the Scriptures, we quickly see that marriage is important to God. In Creation, He designed man and woman for each other and spoke of them leaving father and mother and becoming one. In both covenants, He framed His relationship to His people in marriage terms. Clearly, more is at stake here than that man meets woman, they please each other, the two fall in love, and they live happily ever after.