Thursday, November 21, 2019

Love, Honor and Cherish - The Covenant of a Lifetime

Why get married at all when so many are just living together? The act of marriage is based on mutual respect for one another and the statement that you have chosen each other for the rest of your lives, not just while it is convenient. Society might say marriage is an outdated, archaic practice that is not any longer necessary, but I beg to differ. The institution of marriage is just as vital today as it was a thousand years ago. I will explain my stance and you can see if you agree.


"The best love is the kind that awakens the soul and makes us reach for more, that plants a fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds."(Nickolas Sparks, the Notebook) This definition is part of the love between a man and a woman who have chosen to marry and stay together for the rest of their lives. Marital love involves so much more. Love is a chemical, physical reaction as well as a psychological reaction to someone who has come into your life that you want to be a part of your life always.


Honor refers to the highest principles of moral standards with absolutely no fraud or lying. Honor is doing what is right. Honor in marriage is vital to the survival of the marriage. By placing immeasurable value on the life of our spouse, we honor them. They come before us always in a healthy marriage because we have decided to put our mate in the position that makes them the most valuable person on earth to ourselves. We have decided that our spouse's needs will be met before our needs. Honor is what drives married couples to take the essential steps toward marital satisfaction. If we do not have honor, then we cannot have a satisfying marriage.


To cherish one another is giving affection, shelter and care to each other. You sustain and nourish this relationship because you want to help it grow. Most individuals believe that their spouse is the one person on earth that is their soul mate and they value this relationship enough to make sure that nothing happens to it.

The Covenant

The covenant is the agreement that supplies the promises and commitments to the marriage bond. The spiritual covenant that is binding and sacred is spoke of in the Bible. For those who do not adhere to the Bible, a covenant is the legal binding of a union. For Christian believers, married individuals made commitments to the marriage and are bound by God to live by them. Even when things do not go well for a married couple, the covenant continues to bind them.
In a final analysis; marriage, love, honor, cherishing and abiding by the covenant of marriage is just as relevant to our society today as it was a thousand years ago. Divorce was not meant to be, but because it is the easy way out rather than sticking with a relationship that needs serious work, people opt for divorce and violate the covenant of marriage.

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