About This Website

The purposes of this website is to promote a Biblical understanding of Covenant Marriage. Christians, in these difficult times often quote II Chronicles 7:14: If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. If there was a multiple-choice test, the choices would be:

a) humble themselves
b) pray to God
c) seek his face
d) turn from wickedness
e) all the abov

The correct answer of course 'e' all of the above.

But how do we turn from our wickedness if we are ignorant of what God has called good and what he has called evil. The church in America, even the evangelical churches, have become biblically illiterate. Christians barely read their Bibles and many pastors avoid the difficult passages.

And it is not just a matter of biblical ignorance, but also being led astray from the original meaning of God's text. What if our translations of the Bible have lost some of the meaning? What if our theologians for centuries have been softening the meaning, or the definitions of words in the Bible? Are our pastors relying on false definitions of words when explaining God's truth to us?

There was a point in ancient Israel's history when the Torah had been lost for generations and the people relied on the cultural understanding and memory of the Bible and fell into great sin. Then came King Josiah, who loved and served the Lord as best he knew. But when God's Word was found and Josiah heard it read, he tore his clothes and shed tears before God. He was humbled, prayed, sought God’s face and turned from his and his country's wickedness.  He called the people together to hear the word read aloud, and the king and his people destroyed the idols that were present, and turned from their wickedness and God had mercy on them. (2 Kings 22 and 23).

The research in Sharon Fitzhenry's book, "Covenant Marriage" and this accompanying website take us back to the original sources, that we might hear God's word correctly, and then humble ourselves, pray and seek God's face and turn from our wicked ways.