What Does “One Flesh” in Marriage Mean?

My wife Chelsea joins me to continue our series talking about marriage.

Genesis 2:24 says God’s design for marriage is that the husband and wife become “one flesh.”

We discuss three areas in which husband and wife should be “one flesh”:

  1. “One flesh” in intimacy–no cheating (Mat 5:28; Pro 5:15-18; 31:11; Phi 4:8)
  2. “One flesh” in goals–no competition (Act 18:26; Eph 5:33; Phi 2:3)
  3. “One flesh” in struggles–no cowardice (Jas 1:19; 1Pe 3:7)

Other episodes in this series:

How God Wrote our Love Story

Thinking Biblically About Marriage

Tips for Singles Looking for a Spouse (part 1)

Tips for Singles Looking for a Spouse (part 2)

Let’s Talk: How Communication is Key to a Healthy Marriage

Conflict Resolution in Marriage (part 1): Four Things You Should Never Do

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