Marriage is the formal, legal, and public union of one man and one woman by which the two become husband and wife. Within marriage, biblically speaking, the couple is to remain sexually faithful only to each other and share in the responsibilities of raising children. In times past polygamy was practiced in ancient Israel, as well as other cultures.

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About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.