Dearly beloved, we are gathered here in the sight of God and in the face of this congregation, to join together this man and this woman in Holy Matrimony; which is an honorable state, instituted by God. How many times have we heard this being spoken at wedding? Maybe that's why so many people make their own vows because they don't want to follow God written word about marriage.
According to the Bible, marriage is not only designed by the Creator as an arena for human happiness and the continuation of the human race--it is also the arena of God's glory, where the delights and disciplines of marriage point to the purpose for which human beings were made.
Marriage is about our happiness, our holiness, and our wholeness--but it is supremely about the glory of God. When marriage is entered into rightly, when marriage vows are kept with purity, when all the goods of marriage are enjoyed in their proper place--God is glorified. Isn't that our purpose here on earth is to glorify God? Are people taking marriage to lightly? Is that the reason for all the divorces? If we focus more on pleasing God we would have lest divorces agree/disagree?