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The Covenant Of Marriage

Chapter 12

The covenant of marriage is designed to be ratified upon the shedding of blood from the unique bond to be shared between a man and his wife. The wife presents a virtuous body to her husband, and a holy covenant is cut and sealed between them in sexual intimacy as man and woman ultimately become one.

The shedding of blood in the covenant of marriage elevates the institution of marriage from a mere earthly agreement to a spiritual knot—the making of two individuals into one. The internal mixing of blood and fluids within the body, designed ingeniously as only our Creator could, creates a bonding exchange as man and wife hold onto each other and the body speaks its own excited language in flames of emotional and physical tones. 

This mysterious union bypasses the knowledge of the physical eye and encapsulates the legalities of spirituality, enabling the two with supernatural powers that guarantees a united force to successfully combat and destroy the enemies of the dream of sweet love and harmony envisioned for the life of the marriage.

Virtue however, is the foundation on which this covenant is built. Making this case seems more of an allegation of insult than an absorbable truth. The honor of virtue is no longer a gift reserved for the marriage bed. Society does not wave red flags of warning for impurity. The ru- mor mill of gossip for the suspected young girl who seems to be passing out her jewel has dried up. So easy it is for precious virgins to be taken—and not just once, but passed over and handed over as cheaply as candy. The factors that desecrate the institution and cheapen the parties are at the helm of the vessel that destroy marriage. The truth is that impurities introduced before marriage and into marriage create its demise. The demise may begin with husband and wife but spreads its fangs from the children of the union down through generations.  

But let’s stay closer to the initial covenant. In a broken home, where vows have been replaced by the cruelty of unkind words and the deceit of malicious actions, the first-line recipients are usually the vulnerable offspring. Here is how it works. The covenant of love is broken, and it invites dark, ugly thoughts that generate revolting behaviors. Consider the fact that these actions are only introduced after a particular incident, and they serve to isolate at least one party of the covenant. Broken covenants remove the covering needed to protect the vulnerable. The weaker ones are exposed to the greater danger, while the stronger are usually rendered insensitive to truth.

Soon the spirit of brokenness invites emptiness, which leads to a search for fulfillment not only for the adults, but also for the children. For example, young girls with absentee fathers spend their entire lifetime searching for fathers to fill the gap; the quest is probed by periods of testing as they pause long enough to find out if ‘this catch’ is father material. Moving on is not unusual, because each protégée must be like her real father, flaws and all, or he has failed the test. As she moves on, her heart becomes more detached and increasingly angry. Let’s not mention the baggage she incurs as the journey progresses; plus, if that journey includes a child, she becomes the ingrained role model for that youngster’s life.  

Young boys from broken homes find comfort in roaming and filling time with intriguingly creative mischief. Interestingly, a man never seems comfortable in staying where chaos exists unless he is the author of it. Another amazing observation is that young boys find comfort in numbers, and instinctively, a leader emerges— a leader who takes the group to the edge and earns the sought-after respect men give to trailblazers. Excitement builds, and brotherhood is born. Ripping him from the hood is like taking another family member from his life, and because these members intrigue his fantasy, wives who eventually find the ticket to his heart …