I officiate a few weddings each year, and every time I am struck by the marvelous and mysterious thing that God did when he created people and invented marriage. Some further thoughts from CS Lewis’ A Grief Observed:
God created men and women – both different and wonderful — and designed for a beauty that can only be realized in marriage: “For a good wife contains so many persons in herself… She was my daughter and my mother, my pupil and my teacher, my subject and my sovereign; and always, holding all these in solution, my trusty comrade, friend, shipmate, fellow-soldier. My mistress; but at the same time all that any man friend (and I have good ones) has ever been to me. Perhaps more. … There is, hidden or flaunted, a sword between the sexes till an entire marriage reconciles them… Marriage heals this. Jointly the two become fully human. “In the image of God created He them.” Thus, by a paradox, this carnival of sexuality leads us out beyond our sexes.