Marriage & Divorce




Copyright 2017 David R Moenich                                                                                          Chapter 1

                                                                  “Art of the Covenant”

                                                         (Living & Loving Marriage God’s Way)


                                                                   by David R Moenich               

It is better to waive conjectures and opinions of the

author contained herein, rather it is best to rely

solely upon the words of God and Jesus Christ when

forming your conclusions.


“And the Lord God said, “It is not good that man

should be alone; I will make him a helper

comparable to him.”    Genesis 2:18.

“Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and be

joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.”

Genesis 2:24.


And so it appears Adam and Eve were the

first man and woman to be married by the hand of God.

Satan, realizing God’s plan for love, affection, marriage,

and happiness had plans of his own to destroy what

God had ordained.


Notice the evil one approached Eve, not Adam in an

apparent attempt to reverse the roles of man and wife,

coercing Eve to be the dominant spouse and causing

Adam to become the passive partner within their

marriage. Such is still going on today. Certain women

attempt emasculating their male counterpart in many ways.


Such women are treacherous to a man’s self-esteem,

and to her own well-being within her marriage. Denial of

respect toward their husband and accusations of

ineptitude concerning her spouse lead to the woman

adopting an attitude of matriarch. Such was not God’s



“Nevertheless let each

one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself,

and let the wife see that she respects her husband.”

Ephesians 5:33.


In jest, I suppose it would be quite

easy to love your wife as you love yourself after you

hate yourself because of your wife’s disrespect of you

as her husband, along with all of her cruel words and

insinuations directed at you over time.


“It is better to dwell in a corner of a housetop, 

Than in a house with a contentious woman. Proverbs 25:24.

“A continual dripping on a very rainy day And a contentious woman

are alike; Whoever restrains her restrains the wind,

and grasps oil with his right hand.” Proverbs 27:15-16.


There is, however, another type of wife. A different sort

of creature.

“Who can find a virtuous wife? For her

worth is far above rubies. The heart of her husband

safely trusts her; so he will have no lack of gain, She

does him good and not evil All the days of her life.”   Proverbs 31:10-12.

“He who finds a wife finds a good

thing and obtains favor from the Lord.”    Proverbs 18:22.


So, you might be wondering, how can this be? How can

a “good thing” as a wife become such a disgrace and

detriment to a husband? We live in a broken world caused by sin and disobedience. And sin apparently wishes

to stay close by us through it all as does the evil one.


Marriages remain healthy and intact when love and respect remain intact by both spouses. 

Greed, self-centered behavior, and lack of communication kills marriages.


Remember, Satan hates God and he hates Jesus Christ

and he hates love, marriages, and families. He hates you

and he hates me. “Be sober, be vigilant; because your

adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion ,

seeking whom he may devour.”    1 Peter 5:8.


Be aware,

your marital problems might be spiritual as opposed to

relational. “For we do not wrestle against flesh and

blood, but against principalities, against powers, against

the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual

hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore

take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able

to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to

stand.” Ephesians 6:12-13.


Such should be expected by us, however, these battles

and wars can only be won through God and Jesus

Christ’s strength.


We know God’s blueprint and road map for a

wonderful and blessed marriage glorifying Him.

We need look only to God for guidance concerning His

will for our marriage. His counseling is above all others. His laws, His regulations, His commands, and

His commandments concerning marriage.


His formula is quite clear. His specifications for marriage

are literally set before us to accept or decline, as we are

all free moral agents.


“For the Lord God of Israel says That

he hates divorce, for it covers one’s garment with

violence,” Says the Lord of hosts.”

“Therefore take heed

to your spirit, That you do not deal treacherously.”

This verse is also translated, “For the Lord, the God of

Israel, says He hates divorce and cruel men. "Therefore

control your passions-- -let there be no divorcing of your

wives.”   Malachi 2;16  


Jesus Christ said, 

"And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual

immorality, and marries another, commits adultery;

and whoever marries her who is divorced commits

adultery"   Luke 16:18


"Jesus Christ further states: “And if a woman

divorces her husband and marries another she commits

adultery.”   Mark 10:12


So what is the institution of marriage, and why is it of

any importance to God? First, Our man/woman

marriage and connected covenant therein mirror the

marriage of Christ to His church. Christ does not want

His marriage to His church defiled. We should follow

suit within our physical marriages.



                                                                                                                             Chapter 2


We should follow in Jesus Christ's footsteps,

refusing to defile marriages with our human

spouses within marriage.


“Marriage is honorable among

all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and

adulterers God will judge.” Hebrews 13:4.


“But this I want you to know that the head of every

man is Christ, the head of woman is man, and the head

of Christ is God.” I Corinthians 11:3.


God’s hierarchy is

splendid within its intended design. His sovereignty,

however, is clearly ignored by many individuals

believing God’s supreme discernment and commands of

righteousness mean nothing compared to their own

“inspired” devices. Such is a downfall leading to a life without God and His

blessings for a peaceful and completely satisfying



Marriage between a man and a woman lacks God’s promise for happiness. Marriage requires difficult work, however, that effort

brings harmony to married couples. Marriage seems a training ground on learning how to love properly. Marriage is not a panacea of

joy, happiness and total bliss and peace.

Anyone believing such has immature love...infatuation leading to disappointment when things go wrong.

Agape love, unconditional love, is what God demands of us.

                                                                                 <To Be Continued>


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