Marriage is a covenantal union designed to strengthen the capability of each partner to carry out the plan of God in their lives. Whether your marriage has drifted off course or was never on course at all, God can redeem your marriage to make it satisfying and whole.

One way of beginning this process is by understanding that marriage is a covenant. Many of us in our day today have lost touch with this word – covenant. But if we do not know what a covenant is, then we do not know what we are supposed to have, develop, or protect over time. It’s like trying to hit a bull’s eye without a target.

According to God as He lays it out for us in the Scripture, a covenant is a spiritually binding relationship between God and His people inclusive of certain agreements, conditions, benefits and effects.

Whenever God wanted to formalize His relationship with His people, He would establish a covenant. Simply stated, it is a formal arrangement made within a legal capacity between God and His people. In order to enjoy a satisfying marital relationship, we must first begin by aligning our thinking with God’s thinking on the matter. Without a divine frame of reference, we will stray from God’s formula for a healthy, productive home.

SCRIPTURE READINGS: Genesis 2:18; 1 Corinthians 11:8-9

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