The Covenant of Marriage
Malachi 2:10-16

I) Concern about ________ marriages

    A) The people are not obeying God's _________ for 

    B) They are engaging in "_________" marriages

    C) Why is _______ important in marriage?

         A "_________" marriage can lead to a diminished

        And a person who wants godly __________ is 
        careful who they marry

    D) The principle: Don't marry ________ your faith!

    E) What if it's too _______?

         1) If you stay together you have a positive 
            impact on your _________

         2) And on your ________

         3) But if your spouse wants to ________, let 
            him/her go

II) Concern about ungodly __________

    A) Verse 12 shows how ____________ it is to worship 
       God in the tabernacle while you refuse to obey His 

    B) Verse 12 carries on that thought, but brings a new 
       ________ to light -- the problem of divorce

    C) Marriage is a ________ institution

    D) God does allow for ___________

         1) Deuteronomy 24:1-4

         2) But Mark 10:11 appears __________

         3) Yet Matthew 19:9 adds an _________

         4) And 1 Corinthians 7:15 adds __________

         5) Are there other ________ reasons for divorce?

    E) However, His desire is to have troubled marriages 

    F) Divorce is seen as ___________

III) God wants marriages to be ___________

    A) Be careful who you ________

    B) _________ it out!
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