Marriages today are deteriorating at an alarming rate: As of 2003,
43.7% of custodial mothers and 56.2% of custodial fathers were either separated
or divorced (US Census Bureau). One might ask, "Why do so many marriages fail?"
According to pastor and teacher Tony Evans, marriages deteriorate not because we
no longer get along, but because we have lost sight of the purpose and prosperity
of the marriage covenant.
Marriage Matters examines the nature of
this covenant, or agreement, we enter into on our wedding day. Evans looks to the
Scriptures to define what a covenant is, who makes it, and what the implications
are. Chaos arises when we seek to do things our way-the need to align ourselves
according to biblical standards of marriage is evident.