I'm wondering if our current Western Christian model for marriage is found anywhere in the Bible: Unarranged monogamous marriage based on dating, pre-marriage counseling with a pastor, blood tests and a county license, and a pre-nup?
I'm looking for chapter and verse. And of all the marriages in the Bible, presenting ONE probably will prove my point, but I'd love to see the one. Maybe Ruth? Honestly haven't done my homework on this one.
Good work, Dan, in identifying the problematic representation of the biblical marriage in the Bible!