Many here do not understand why i got married so young and think that I chose not to "live my life" and pre-judge me and the way I am before getting to know me and the way I view my marriage. So for those of you who it may interest- my marriage is a covenant. I want as much time as I can have on this earth with my husband, the one person i am meant to be with.
Here is how I view marriage compared to those who view marriage as a contract:
"Marriage as a contract: I take you for me and we’ll see if this works out.
Marriage as a covenant: I give myself to you and commit to this marriage for life.
Contract: is usually a written agreement based on distrust, outlining he conditions and consequences if broken.
Covenant: is a verbal commitment based on trust, assuring someone that your promise is unconditional and good for life.
Contract: is self serving and comes with limited liability. It establishes a time frame for certain deliverables to be met and accomplished.
Covenant: is for the benefit of others and comes with unlimited responsibility. It has no expiration date. It is till death do us part.
A contract can be broken with mutual consent.
A covenant is intended to be unbreakable."
~The Love Dare