Every evangelical Christian would agree with the statement that marriage is a lifelong covenant between one man and one woman. Yet some evangelicals would add that there are “exceptions” that can release an individual from this lifelong covenant. Anything ranging from abandonment, neglect, unmet expectations, abuse, and adultery are used for “exceptions” to end the marriage covenant.
Others would hold to a view of “permanence” which states that the marriage covenant that a believer makes is permanent and there are no exceptions that allow for a break of the covenant. I personally believe this is the biblical view and best exemplifies the mystery of the Gospel (Ephesians 5:32). I am going to attempt to write on how I have come to this conclusion in my study of Scriptures. This will be a series of several blogs as it is important to look at the whole counsel of God. Without understanding the purpose of marriage, one will have difficulty understanding the permanence of marriage.
So please join with me as I endeavor to take a journey through the Scriptures over the next several weeks. I ask that you keep an open mind and feel free to add your comments.