The First Family

"That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having a spot or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish." Ephesians 5:27

And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make a helper suitable for him. And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; and the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man (Genesis 2:18,21,22).

God instituted the family before the church. The most important union on the face of the earth is between a man and his wife. 

Why? Because it is the natural, visible expression of the union between Jesus Christ, the bridegroom, and you and me, His bride. That's why it's so precious to Him. If God can make a man out of the dust of the ground and a woman out of his rib, then He can make your marriage the most beautiful thing you ever desired in all your life.

"Your extended family awaits you."