We Need to Show People the Transformation from Christ, not Scream "You're Wrong!"
What I am saying here is that marriage should be a term reserved for the church and the godly covenant that I have described, and that the church should stand firm on the doctrine of one man and one woman make up a marriage. I don’t think we are to use scripture to subjugate the masses similar to the Muslim-majority countries and give the believers of the majority faith benefits that non-believers do not receive, but we are to call people to realize that the ways of this world are deficient, and that only by following Christ can we truly be satisfied here as we are prepared for the kingdom beyond this earth. I think our biggest call to show people this way is to demonstrate it in our marriages, our social lives, our private lives, and everything should have the love of Christ evident (1 Corinthians 13).
On top of all of the calls to follow a scriptural definition of marriage, there are multitudes of studies that show that married couples are happier and lead happier lives than those who live together before marriage, or those who just try to make it on their own as a long term couple who decide to not get married. There are also studies that describe a trend that couples that have fewer sexual partners, or even sleeping with only one another report happier marriages. These comments run counter to the culture of today, which recommends a “trial-period” on long-term relationships. This trial period is problematic, because if people aren’t satisfied with living together or the sex, they leave, and it leads to negative effects for both parties on their future relationships. We don’t have to look far to know someone who has been affected by this try it before you buy it mentality. I did also mention the keeping the number of sexual partners low, ideally only 1, the man/woman that you are going to marry! This is how God designed it and studies are showing that this is the way to having happy relationships/marriages!