Re: Pocket full of sunshine aren't you GK, The bible records in the beginning of Genesis 1:28 what God's ideal for marriage and families is. After the fall of our first ancestors, the blue print of God's plan for marriage did not change but us, the people were broken/fallen if you will. So God has worked without rest to bring us back to our original point and create His lineage on earth completely separated from the original sin. The Messiah is the one that can start such a lineage. So the words "Biblical marriage" can mean different things depending if it is before the fall or after the fall. The words "Biblical divorce" are even more confusing since there is no concept of divorce in God who is One in perfect harmony. In the Bible, God uses families to bring about his providential restoration. Adam's family, Abraham's family, Noah's family, Jacob family etc... all the way to Jesus' family. Ideal families are the fundamental units in God's kingdom on earth or in heaven. Nations are made of families. The harmonious union between a husband and his wife centered on God creates a powerful trinity. It is an incredible power and a foundation of peace for a family. God wants to live with such a family Biblical marriage in my opinion should mean the ideal God had in mind in Genesis before the fall.