In reading another thread about divorce I ran across the statement the if God did not join a couple that it is not a considered a marriage, and that the couple is in Gods eyes still as if they had never been married. I disagree with this view completely. Does God join lost people together in marriage? How many lost people do you know that pray for Gods guidance when seeking a spouse? Even though God does not join these marriages of unbelievers and many of the marriages of believers God still recognizes the marriage. How could a lost person commit adultery if God did not recognize his or her marriage? We know that many unbelievers do commit adultery Paul in his letter to the church at Corinth said that many of them had been guilty of adultery but that they were now washed. God joined man and woman and made the first marriage and it is not mans place to do away with marriage whether it is by divorce, cohabitation, or civil unions for the homosexuals. Marriage is God ordained and when ANYONE takes part in marriage they are accountable to God for it was him who established it to begin with.