ok this is taken from the bible
You do realize that marriage in the beginning was not one man and one woman? That Adam and Eve weren't married the way we view marriage today--without a minister, they would have cohabited? Here are a few other examples of marriage in the Bible:
1. Gays were not allowed to marry.
2. Women were viewed as the property of their husbands.
3. Abraham and Sarah were half-siblings.
4. If your husband died before you had a son, your brother-in-law was obligated to fill his role. If he couldn't, it became your father-in-law's job. Take a moment to really imagine that. Is that something you would really want?
5. It was okay for your husband to have sex with your maid to solve infertility problems.
6. Marriage was between one man and as many women as he liked (er, or could afford) so he could have as many children as possible.
7. Adam and Eve technically cohabited: there is no mention of any wedding ceremony anywhere in the Bible. I *bet* Eve didn't even wear a white dress!
8. If you found out your wife wasn't a virgin, it was okay to stone her.
9. Women stayed at home with their mothers in law and made babies. They did not have fulfilling jobs or hobbies outside serving their husband and children.
10. Paul said marriage in general was bad, and you should only marry if you were completely and totally desperate for sex. What's love got to do with it? With him, nothing!
Anyone still think we should be following the biblical model?