God instilled the institution of marriage right into the foundations of creation. He created them male and female that they would be fruitful and multiply the Earth. The idea of marriage is not man made, but was created by God and is to be held in the highest regard. It is to be valued and held as precious. Why has God placed such a priority on marriage? It is in this covenant between man and woman that God has chosen to illustrate the love of Christ for His church.