The Importance of Marriage
The subject of marriage is of immense importance to Brethren as divinely instituted and regulated by the authority of God’s word contained in the Holy Bible.
See Mark chapter 10 verses 6-8: “But from the beginning of the creation God made them male and female. For this cause a man shall leave his father and mother and shall be united to his wife, and the two shall be one flesh: so that they are no longer two but one flesh”.
Brethren believe and experience that the adherence to the sanctity of marriage, and the guiding principles of Holy Scripture lay the basis for a loving, compassionate, understanding relationship, in which mutual respect for one another forms a stable and mutually satisfying union.
Children that are born into such a relationship grow up and develop in an atmosphere where they are encouraged to gain a respect for guidance, the authority in the wider community, and a willingness to help others.
Brethren children usually remain in the household environment until marriage. This facilitates not only the support of the parents throughout their education, but also helps prepare them for the responsibilities of adult life including marriage and care of a family.