The biblical picture of marriage is the blending of two lives into a new unit which will both satisfy the individuals involved, and serve the purposes of God. Our hearts cry out for intimacy. We were made to share life with another. God created marriage to be the most intimate of all human relationships. We are going to share life: emotionally, socially, intellectually, physically, and spiritually. The degree to which we experience this kind of intimacy, to that degree we find deep satisfaction in marriage. To the degree that we fail to do this, we find marriage very empty. Thousands of couples have never experienced what God designed marriage to provide. They live isolated independent lives. Intimacy requires commitment. Commitment to talk, listen, and seek to understand. Together we plan and live our lives in fellowship with God. This is marriage at its best!