Forsaking the Husband of Her Youth

Forsaking the Husband of Her Youth

Women are filing 80 percent of divorces! This should not be. Many today have conveniently forgotten the vow they made to God and all of the witnesses that were at their wedding. The vow that they would remain married to their husbands until death do they part, even through the good times and the bad times. More people are covenantbreakers (Romans 1:31) instead of covenantkeepers which is tragic on many levels.

Women in past generations needed their husbands as their providers and protectors. This is the way God intended marriages to function and it was good. Feminism has convinced women that they are better on their own and an original intention of feminism was to destroy marriages which they have successfully accomplished. God has warned us about women like these.

Which forsaketh the guide of her youth, and forgetteth the covenant of her God.
Proverbs 2:17

“Not God, the God of her life, and who had provided for her from her youth up; nor her parent that had taken care of her in her infancy, and had been the guardian of her virgin state; but her husband, to whom she was married in her youth, and to whom she gave up herself to be guided and directed, ruled and governed, by…and forgetteth the covenant of her God: not the covenant made with Noah, in which adultery, as well as other things, were forbidden; nor the law of Moses, or covenant at Sinai, in which it was condemned; but the marriage covenant, which she entered into with her husband when espoused to him, and when they mutually obliged themselves to be faithful to one another: and this is called ‘the covenant of God’; not only because God is the author and instituter of marriage, and has directed and enjoined persons to enter into such a contract with one another; but because he is present at it, and is a witness of such an engagement, mid is appealed unto in it; which, as it adds to the solemnity of it, makes the violation of it the more criminal.” (Gill’s Exposition)

As John Piper wrote in his article Staying Married is Not Staying in Love:

“The most ultimate thing we can say about marriage is that it exists for God’s glory. That is, it exists to display God. Now we see how: marriage is patterned after Christ’s covenant relationship to the church. And therefore the highest meaning and the most ultimate purpose of marriage is to put the covenant relationship of Christ and his church on display. That is why marriage exists. If you are married, that is why you are married.

“Staying married, therefore, is not about staying in love. It is about keeping covenant. ‘Till death do us part,’ or, ‘As long as we both shall live’ is sacred covenant promise — the same kind Jesus made with his bride when he died for her. Therefore, what makes divorce and remarriage so horrific in God’s eyes is not merely that it involves covenant breaking to the spouse, but that it involves misrepresenting Christ and his covenant. Christ will never leave his wife. Ever. There may be times of painful distance and tragic backsliding on our part. But Christ keeps his covenant forever. Marriage is a display of that!”

What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder.
Mark 10:9

9 thoughts on “Forsaking the Husband of Her Youth

  1. So I’m in Scandinavia right (the land of crazy women) and here is a gf’s story I was told just a few hours ago…

    I hear stories like these every week…

    Woman, good career in management aka what I like to call a ‘glorified secretary’, 40 years old…long-time marriage, 2 beautiful children….has an affair with a 30 year old male she met…within 2 years they have a baby, she left her husband, moved the younger male into the house…blah blah

    This is the sister-in-law (they are not married…it’s Scandinavia! Marriage before children? The very concept is unknown to most children here because they are ALL products of broken homes) of a gf…

    My gf spent the weekend with her parent-in-laws and couldn’t believe the ‘Let’s pretend Everything Is AOK’…she thought it bordered on psychopathy…

    They fawned over this 40 year old female predator

    I didn’t have the heart to say that the Scandinavians are just reverting back to their Polygamous roots. (albeit in some bizarre matriarchal form)

    I may live in Scandinavia, but I married a German. And thank goodness for that!!!

    But the women here are pretty awful. The best/nicest/most motherly women here still can’t help but compete and be jealous with men.

    People keep yelling at me to learn the language…and some people try to give me reasons like ‘you’ll understand the people on a deeper level’ and I think to myself…

    That’s why I don’t want to learn the language…I’m afraid I’ll hear what you guys are saying!!!!!

    I do not want to know what anyone is saying here.

  2. I love this post.

    Staying married is so important. Yes, there will be difficult times, times when divorce seems like a great choice. But it’s not God’s plan. Right now, I have to remind myself of that daily.

  3. Hi Sheila, how to come in contact with you? Can I ask Lori for your email address? God bless you. Greetings from Daniela (another lady living in Scandinavia) 🙂

  4. Absolutely, I’ve been trying to join the chatroom to find any other people in Scandinavia.

  5. Does our Father even recognize when two people are divorced? When it is man who signs that paper to say that a couple is divorced, I wonder if our Heavenly Father even accepts that. I mean, maybe the two are still considered being married in His eyes. So, that could be why getting remarried can mean committing adultery, in certain situations.

  6. Exactly LJ.

    The two remain one until death. It does not matter the story that man has concocted in consensus. The divorce that scripture speaks of is pre-consummation; after the betrothal but before the wedding night.

    We have a whole Western world of marriages with all kinds of strings attached.

  7. Enlightening comment Sheila. “I’m afraid I’ll hear what you guys are saying!!!!!” Western Europe coming our way. Lord help us surrender to His Word.

  8. It depends on what translation you use.
    The church I attend uses the KJV which says (Matt 5:32) “except for fornication” but the NIV Bible (and other translations) say “except for adultery” or “except for unfaithfulness” or “except for sexual immorality”.

    My father has chosen to remain single after mum had multiple affairs and they split up, but he often mentions this verse, wondering exactly what it is that God meant. According to the KJV, Dad must remain single, but according to the other versions, he is free to remarry.

    How do we know which version is accurate? The KFV is extremely old, and it’s possible words have different meanings. After all, these modern translations had been translated from the original text by highly educated people who have studied for years and years and years, in order to make an accurate translation.

  9. If you read the Shepherd of Hermas, it explains in more detail what a divorced couple is supposed to do. The sacred texts that were taken out of the original KJV explain questions one should have about a verse in the Bible. I read the KJV version only due to the fact that other translations have important words either mistranslated or taken out.

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