(Gen 2:24) says “Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother and shall cleave unto his own wife: and they shall be one flesh.
Secondly, the man would be joined (cleave) with his wife: To be joined in the Hebrew means (to stick or glue together). Like two pieces of material being glued together the husband and wife can’t be torn apart unless one or the other decides intentionally or unintentionally to separate or tear themselves from the marriage. However, in the beginning God expected the two to be joined for life, to stick together through thick and thin, good and bad, and in ups and the downs of life. In other words, marriage is work and nothing from nothing leaves nothing.
Trouble will come in every marriage, but it’s in the times of trouble where you really find out what your marriage is made of. Can you go through the troubled times and not be bitter with one another? Can you face difficult circumstances and continue to love one another and be ready to forgive one another? Can you go through difficult times and not hide what’s really in your heart from your spouse? If you can do that you have a chance of really being joined to one another.
God Bless You