Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; (Ephesians 5:25) Wives, submit yourselves unto own husbands, as unto the Lord (Ephesians 5:22) Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. (Ephesians 5:21)
Marriage was ordained by God in the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve. When God brought Eve to Adam she came to him as his wife, not his girlfriend, fiancee or friend with benefits, but his wife. God looks upon marriage as sacred because it was ordained by Him, and everything God created was good. It was the man who distorted what God created to be a pleasure for the husband and wife. Eve was created for Adam, and she was to be his helpmeet, indicating she was to be his aid, his assistance, his lover, and friend.