(although I wonder who married Adam and Eve, who certainly had children), the second is from Ed Young, not from God himself.
The wording of your post is somewhat misleading.
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Here in Europe Christian people marry twice. The first time it's a legal marriage (done by a civil servant in the town hall) for the state. That's the required part. The second time in the church (done by a priest or vicar) for God. That's totally voluntary, and generally only done by those who are an (active) member of the church.
Rules on divorce are different for legal marriage (rather easy) and religious marriage (depends on the church, the Roman catholics won't allow it).
I'm sure "marriage" in sense that JP Bill used it in his original post isn't the legal variant, but the religious variant.
and, in a sense, the US isn't that much different in principle. It's just that a church ceremony is considered to be an acceptable alternative to a civil one. The objective of government is still achieved as theirs is only to extract a fee for sanctioning the marriage by requiring purchase of a license to get hitched.
the country name is Nederland in Dutch. I believe that Neder means "under" or "below" and land means just that, land. I haven't been to the Netherlands for many, many years, but on my trips there I remember I was told about the word Neder.
I don't know why, but when I hear interviews with e.g. Johan Cruyff, the famous soccer player, he always refers to the nation as Holland. However this is just a region of the Netherlands. And a lot of Dutch people do refer to themselves as people from Holland...
"And Jehovah God proceeded to build the rib that he had taken from the man into a woman and to bring her to the man."
"That is why a man will leave his father and his mother and he must stick to his wife and they must become one flesh."
"One there is that is lawgiver and judge" (Jas 4:12)
"When the morning stars joyfully cried out together,
And all the sons of God began shouting in applause" (Job 38:7; at the Creation before Gen 1:2
"Ceremony" is a modern word I borrowed (from your post) for what happened. These days the father of the bride walks her down a flower-strewn aisle ("One, two, three, toss!") to an official ("... vested in me by the state of New Mexico"). Afterwards there's a party with cheap champagne in plastic glasses in the church basement room. Most of that comes from men.
The Bible's version cuts to the chase: The flowers (as today) were supplied by the father of the bride, but growing all around, not in vases ("Must be returned for deposit"). The one-and-only Authorized Official read his words: And Jehovah God went on to say: ?It is not good for the man to continue by himself. I am going to make a helper for him, as a complement of him.? No need for champagne and finger sandwiches, there was tasty stuff growing all around. (Got nectar?)
"No reasonable person." That's a good one, Dan!