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Divorce never…. murder often!

June 9, 2011
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Piper, Carson and Keller talk about the permanence of the covenant of marriage and the way each partner changes throughout their time together!

If you enjoyed this then take a look at Natalie’s article here!

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  1. June 9, 2011 1:28 pm

    GREAT video! Covenant is the platform for changing seasons!!! I wish more people realized that marriage is more than ‘feeling’……my husband and I have walked this out for the past 5 years of this trans-American relocation. It has been difficult and if we didn’t have that ‘covenant platform’ to fall back on, we wouldn’t have made it!!!!

  2. June 9, 2011 2:18 pm

    I agree that the covenant is key – commitment is a choice and the decision to remain in a committed relationship regardless of circumstances and feelings shouldn’t be taken lightly. I mean really when you think about it, every marriage is made up of two sinners and as such there’s no reason for any of them to survive, aside from that decision to commit. The video is refreshing in its presentation of that truth.

    However what can’t be overlooked, and often is, is that not every marriage is joined together by God. For example, if a Christian woman marries an unbelieving man, or vice versa.

    The importance of seeking God’s guidance in the choice of a marriage partner, and after marriage keeping Him at the marriage’s centre, cannot be over-emphasized!

  3. June 9, 2011 6:17 pm

    I loved it! It’s so true…we all change individually throughout the years…our affections can even change, in fact that’s almost a guarantee! It’s important and essential to remember our covenant with one another and though feelings can eb and flow, our promise is eternal. Ultimately, going through life’s challenges and droughts in one’s marriage, oftentimes means coming out on the other side even stronger with more wisdom and a deeper sense of love than when it all first began. God honors those who honor Him.

    Great post!

  4. June 9, 2011 8:26 pm

    I think that God doesn’t enter into it at all from the point of view of partners who don’t believe in God, so there is no covenant in that marriage relationship. God and covenant are overstated, and are not relevant in relationships where partners are unbelievers.
    And there are many succesful marriages amongst the ‘ unbelivers’.
    So what makes them so?
    It’s love and commitment and respect for each other that needs to be emphasized. And that is common to succesful marriages among the ‘ believers’ and the ‘unbelievers’.
    So how about we concentrate on those?

  5. June 9, 2011 8:29 pm

    very sweet and thought provoking video. thank you!

  6. June 9, 2011 11:06 pm

    Jim makes some good points. Marriage existed before the concept of monotheism, and while it can be included in with religious beliefs, it is valid in and of itself without religious validation.

  7. June 9, 2011 11:37 pm

    Covenant is such a sacred word we use in relationship with God… but marriage is more than a mere contract or agreement. It is binding and God is the witness. I was talking with a married friend and sometimes it gets into me that married people could think of ways to distract themselves and cope with what is missing in the relationship. I am not yet married and I couldn’t say how much of a problem cannot be worked out or how people could get bored seeing each other’s faces after, let’s say, 40 years of being married. I believe that love relationships like prayer should be nurtured.

    Marriage is love…and love is a commitment regardless of feelings (unless otherwise, your husband makes you a punching bag, then there’s a really big difference there).

    I wrote something about divorce…It has been an age old debate in our country and I really hope they won’t legalize it here.

    http://grazieadio.blogspot.com/2011/04/digging-roots.html

    Thanks for the post and the video Mike 😉

  8. June 10, 2011 12:42 am

    Too many people take marriage lightly now a days. I have heard so many people that are getting married say ‘well, if it doesn’t work out, we’ll just get a divorce.’ It saddens me as there is no commitment to work at the marriage, which marriage does take work. Things do change, situations occur. Attitudes towards getting married and being married have changed over the years. It’s a shame.

  9. June 10, 2011 12:43 am

    Too many people take marriage lightly now a days. I have heard so many people that are getting married say ‘well, if it doesn’t work out, we’ll just get a divorce.’ It saddens me as there is no commitment to work at the marriage, which marriage does take work. Things do change, situations occur. Attitudes towards getting married and being married have changed over the years. It’s a shame.

  10. September 6, 2011 10:26 am

    I agree with Jim on this. One has to have love, commitment and respect in order for a marriage to thrive. And also it takes two to want that marriage to work. One may want to hold on to his promises but the other may not care, there has to be the desire to refall in love again and again between two people otherwise marriage just becomes a state where you are doing your own thing and holding on to it because you are committed. There are no tender moments, no closeness, no intimate sharing, you end up just being a provider.

  11. September 6, 2011 3:39 pm

    I also agree with Jim in this. My husband and i make a choice daily, to love trust, and respect each other. We have a glorious marriage, rimly said it better than I can.

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