In part 2 of The Mystery of Marriage, we see that the relationship between Christ and the church is reflected in earthly marriage. Marriage is a description of Christ’s love for his people! In an earthly sense, there is no more life-changing relationship. It is designed to bring great pleasure! Marriage creates companionship, support, procreation, and intimacy. It is a permanent, exclusive, and heterosexual institution.
God on Christ pursues and loves the church and wants the best for his people. The church is to embrace his headship thus being empowered for its God-given calling. For all of that, it is good to remember that marriage is a great (mega) mystery and we are in great need of his grace to live it out on the earthly plane.