A Moral Commitment
covenant is a commitment made in the presence of God, and is valid until
death. It is a commitment that is irrevocable and does not depend on the
performance of either spouse.
Marriage is a
covenantal relationship between husband, wife and
It is a commitment that is irrevocable and
does not depend on the performance of either spouse. Therefore, if the
relationship between husband and wife becomes weak...
then the spouses' relationships with God can
stabilize the marriage until the husband and wife are reconciled.
Covenantal marriage spiritually, emotionally
and physically unites a man and women together as husband and wife.
When the spouses' spiritual,
emotional and physical relationships with each other are all strong, and each
spouse's relationship with God is strong, the marriage is strong and balanced.
A Legal Commitment
contract is a commitment made in the presence of a legal authority, and is
valid until the contract is broken. It is a commitment that is kept until
one spouse, or both, fails to perform according to the contract.
A marriage contract is a
bi-lateral legal agreement between two people. It is a performance-based
agreement. It is binding only as long as each spouse performs according to the
contract. If one spouse fails to adequately uphold the contract, the other
spouse can choose to no longer be bound by the contract.