- Marriage displays that salvation is union with Christ
- Marriage displays that Christ's covenant with believers is permanent
- Marriage displays not only Christ's commit to stay with believers but also His commitment to love us and pursue our good
- We are called to love as Christ loved us in every relationship; so what aspects of God's love for us is marriage uniquely meant to display?
- What benefit is it for the Church, that we are united to Christ as part of His body? (Think: judgment and glory)
- Other than by death, could there ever be a marriage ended without the sin of breaking a covenant?
- How might a believer remain faithful to their wedding vows and yet end up divorced?
- How did the legal possibility that God introduced for the nation of Israel, demonstrate compassion for women rejected by their wicked husbands and not indicate His approval of divorce?
- When might it be a God-honouring thing to temporarily separate from one's spouse?
- How does Christ's permanent love for the church help a person enjoy but not idolize their spouse's love for them?
- How does Christ's permanent love for the church exhort a person to sacrificial love of their spouse?
- How is Christ's permanent love for the church a balm for a person whose spouse is not loving them well?
- How can we glorify Christ's covenant love in our approach to the marriages that are not our own?
- God views Christ's relationship to the church as a marriage, why should this cause us to rejoice that God requires a permanent loving commitment in a marriage even when it is difficult and unrewarding?