Marriage and Gardening

Now what does marriage have to do with gardening? Everything! God uses the garden as a metaphor for relationships from Genesis to Revelation. He placed Adam and Eve into the Garden of Eden and commissioned them to cultivate it. Jesus tells us that He is the Vine, we are the branches, and that His Father is the Gardener. And in the Song of Solomon—the only book in the Bible explicitly devoted to describing marital intimacy—the couple uses the language of gardening to describe their love and sexual desire. Growing a marriage can be compared to growing a garden. If you want to grow your marriage, you can follow the steps it takes to grow a garden.