Adam and Eve blamed each another for what had happened and were now embarrassed by their nakedness (Genesis 3:7-13).
The Old Testament shows how sin affected the goodness of marriage. Moses allowed divorce because of the people’s “hardness of heart” (see Deuteronomy 24:1 and Matthew 19:8).
Old Testament According to Sacred Scripture, God instituted marriage as the pinnacle of creation.
Woman, then, is man’s equal in dignity and the one closest to his heart.
Because man and woman were created for one another, “a man leaves his father and mother and clings to his wife, and the two of them become one flesh” (Genesis 2: 24).
The Song of Solomon shows how the love of a man and a woman mirrors God’s love for his people.
Because marriage is placed within the saving mystery of Jesus Christ, Catholics recognize it as a sacrament.
I will make a suitable partner for him.” (Genesis ).