Few Christians realize the profound Biblical parallels between the earthly marriage relationship and the relationship between Christ and His bride, the church. By clarifying these parallels, this in-depth study will give the reader a new and unique perspective on his or her relationship with Christ, and a fresh look at God's intent for the earthly marriage relationship. To help people understand God's intent for man, Jesus used the analogy of marriage to teach that he didn't come to bring religion, but a love relationship. And, as a prospective groom lovingly prepares a home for his bride-to-be, so Christ is preparing an eternal home for his bride, the church. In our earthly marriage, and in our anticipation of eternity, we should conduct our lives in light of the fact that we are Christ's bride.