The Covenant of Marriage
One of the answers to solving life’s mystery of success.....
The covenant of marriage is designed to be ratified upon the shedding
of blood from the unique bond to be shared between a man and
his wife. The wife presents a virtuous body to her husband, and a holy
covenant is cut and sealed between them in sexual intimacy as man and
woman ultimately become one.
The shedding of blood in the covenant of marriage elevates the
institution of marriage from a mere earthly agreement to a spiritual
knot—the making of two individuals into one. The internal mixing of
blood and fluids within the body, designed ingeniously as only our Creator
could, creates a bonding exchange as man and wife hold onto each other
and the body speaks its own excited language in flames of emotional and
This mysterious union bypasses the knowledge of the physical eye
and encapsulates the legalities of spirituality, enabling the two with
supernatural powers that guarantees a united force to successfully
combat and destroy the enemies of the dream of sweet love and harmony
envisioned for the life of the marriage.
Virtue however, is the foundation on which this covenant is built.
Making this case seems more of an allegation of insult than an absorbable
truth. The honor of virtue is no longer a gift reserved for the marriage
bed. Society does not wave red flags of warning for impurity.
The rumor mill of gossip for the suspected young girl who seems to
be passing out her jewel has dried up. So easy it is for precious virgins
to be taken—and not just once, but passed over and handed over as
cheaply as candy. The factors that desecrate the institution and cheapen
the parties are at the helm of the vessel that destroy marriage. The truth
is that impurities introduced before marriage and into marriage create
its demise. The demise may begin with husband and wife but spreads its
fangs from the children of the union down through generations.
Impurities create dissension, dissension breeds disgust, disgust
entertains deceit, deceit is the cohabiting partner of lust, lust is driven
by brokenness, and brokenness is the product of impurity.
Like father, like son. Monkey see, monkey do. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
These clichés have long existed to prove generational curses are kept
alive within families. We call them curses but never stop to explore their
beginnings, and if a family member tries to break the mold, somehow
it triggers a sense of intolerance. People we love and care for suddenly
become the enemy, and from our souls gush distaste strong enough to
produce lifelong adversaries.
Who wins? No one. What do we gain? Absolutely nothing! However,
the pressure in our souls to carry out this vindication of keeping our
adversarial differences alive is rock solid. Instead of watching over and
caring for our sisters and cousins, we isolate ourselves and gloat when
the byproducts of our indifferences take their toll. You may ask, how can
we fight against the passion of our souls to satisfy that which we cannot
even fathom? I say, think in terms of the beneficiary. If I benefit, then
hand over the blessings—cough it up; bring it. If not....
Excerpted from "Blood, the Currency of the Spirit World" by Jacqueline Trought. Copyright © 2013 by Jacqueline Trought. Excerpted by permission. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher. Excerpts are provided solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.