When Dr. Ross Campbell and I were writing our book: How To Really Love Your Adult Child, we discovered research data that indicated that when single adults, ages 20-30 were asked to describe the kind of marriage they would like, 87 percent said, “I want to have one marriage that will last a lifetime.” They have seen their parents divorce and that is not what they want. However, many of them have no idea how to have a life-long marriage. I’d like to suggest that it begins by viewing marriage as a covenant, not simply a contract. A covenant is initiated for the benefit of the other person. “I love you so much, and I believe that I can enrich your life.” That is covenant language.
February 19, 2013