Marriage is the beginning- the beginning of the family and is a lifelong commitment. It also provides an opportunity to grow in selflessness as you serve your wife and children. Marriage is more than a physical union, it is also a spiritual and emotional union. If you are married, you may have discovered why marriage is so important and experienced some of the good that comes from it or maybe marriage was hard for some of you and you’re no longer married. However there is hope, but that hope starts with realizing that marriage can be more amazing than you have experienced or even thought. Married people have experienced both amazing as well as very hard. Marriage eliminates loneliness and are more effective in working as a team versus working as individuals. Through challenges they have both matured. And a side bonus, they have wonderful kids that came from their union. I believe god has created marriage to reveal more about him and how awesome he is and this is revealed through many of his purposes for marriage. Marriage is designed for purity. We face temptation nearly every minute and from all directions. The bond of marriage gives us the support to defeat temptations by engaging in deep, satisfying love- a love that gives to and receives from, our mate physically, emotionally and spiritually. There are a few positive and negative influences of marriage depends on individual and partner. First of all, an individual becomes excited that they will begin to share their life with someone who cares for them and whom they feel comforted by. They will feel excited to know that soon they will be starting a family of their own and that they will become parents of their own children. Research has shown that those individuals who live a stable marital relationship tend to live longer, have a better physical health, better functional health at old age and better emotional health than those in troubled marriages or who are divorced. On the other hand there are a few negative influences of marriage on an adult. An adult can become stressed out on the fact that they will need to make compromises and sacrifices, in order to form a good marital relationship. This can lead to loss of hobbies because there are restrictions about what the individual can do and these restrictions are for both the man and women in the relationship. The adult may develop a sense of stress because they have a lot of responsibility ahead of them. In addition the individuals in the relationship can become upset by the fact that they have to make sure that their relationship has no betrayals and it is kept loyal, throughout the couples lives. How does society gets benefit from strong marriages Recognizing that marriage is the bedrock of society, government, community organizations and religions have resolved to offer support for marriage. They recognize that a lack of commited marriages and two parent families is the root of many of today’s social problem, particularly regarding child welfare. Marriages benefit society by building and strengthening human relationships within the home and beyond involving relatives, neighbors and communities. For this reason the family has long been understood as the fundamental unit of society, the foundation from which religious, civic & legal organizations naturally develop & flourish. The relational ties & community assets forged through marriage result in many positive outcomes for society. Marriage is a seedbed of prosocial behavior that fosters social connections, civil &religious involvement and charitable donations . Marriage connects men & women to the larger community and encourages personal responsibility, family commitment, community and social voluntarism. Marriage is the greatest social educator of children. It is the institution that most effectively teaches the civic virtues of honesty, loyalty, trust, self sacrifice. personal responsibility & respect for others. The virtues cultivated between men & women in marriage and between parents & children, radiate outward into civil society. They deepen in married men & women strong habits of devotion of civic life. Children raised in intact families are more likely to attend college ,are physically & emotionally healthier, are less likely to be physically or sexually abused,less likely to use drugs or alcohol and commit delinquent behaviors, have a decreased risk of divorcing when they get married.