God is the Absolute

“In other words, debates over the lawfulness of divorce are likely to produce a good deal of logic- and text-chopping — and this can happen in both directions. Men and women who want to absolutize marriage run into trouble, and men and women who want to relativize it run into trouble as well. Marriage is a covenant, and covenants can be broken. Marriage is not an absolute. Marriage is a covenant ordained by God, and so God is the only one who sets the boundaries” (For a Glory and a Covering, pp. 102-103).

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In light of the Old Testament passage where a man owed even his slave wife, food, covering and the marriage bed (or she was free to go) what would you say about a marriage where the husband is legislating having no biological children? Isn’t this a redefining of marriage?