The origin of marriage is found in the text for this first in a series of sermons on marriage.  When God created Adam, He gave him work to do and worship to enjoy in the garden He had created.  But Adam was incomplete and needed a helper.  He needed another like himself with whom he could fulfill God’s purpose for man.  He created woman to be in covenant relationship with the man.  As we consider the marriage relationship from a biblical perspective, we can say, despite voices of opposition, that God made marriage, He made it good, and that it remains so today.