- Dicembre 16, 2020
Is it possible, then, to believe that marriage is a lifelong covenant and that it still wants a conjugal agreement? Absolutely. As mentioned above, there are limited instances that may require a prenup. The real question is what is the reason for having one. The Bible commands husbands to love their wives as Christ loved the Church. But just because this letter explicitly speaks of husbands does not mean that wives are off the hook. May the spouses love each other unconditionally and without complacentness and be ready to surrender for each other, as well as their worldly possessions, as Christ did for the Church. A conjugal agreement indicates a conditional and selfish love that is not like Christ. A marital agreement assumes that there are two separated persons in the marriage and tries to protect the interests of each party. It presents marriage as a contract rather than an alliance. The Bible, on the other hand, is very clear: when two people get married, there are no longer two, but only one. What is the commitment of a Christian man and a Christian woman? Should they be 50% obliged? 70% ? Is a 90% commitment enough? Isn`t the answer 100%? When God teaches us about marriage, when he uses these words “one flesh,” it seems to me that God wants husbands and wives to be 100% obligated to each other.
But the existence of a pre-nup puts the couple in conflict. It is as if you were saying to your beloved future spouse, “Honey, let us accept in advance that we do not necessarily commit 100% to each other.” That is why I am very reluctant to support the use of pre-marriage agreements. To me, they simply do not seem compatible with God`s plan for Christian marriage. What is a conjugal convention and is it a good idea for a Christian couple in a biblical marriage to have one? 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 is one of my favorite verses in the Bible. It is my memory when I am very comfortable in our marriage or when I am losing my temperament because of my husband. Hihi. Thank you so much for your sharing. Because of your blog, I have an extra dose of God`s words. 🙂 My husband and I never had a prenup agreement.