Kim Kardashian: 1 Carat for Every 4 Days Married


Kim Kardashian has filed for divorce from her NBA star husband, Kris Humphries, only 72 days after their wedding.  Much has been made about what she should now do with her 20 carat wedding ring.  That’s a staggering nearly 1 carat for every 4 days married.  Needless to stay, for such a stunning ring, there was not much substance behind the relationship.  The quickly planned wedding and quickly filed divorce papers raise a few questions.  Was it a just a publicity stunt?   Was it just for money?  Well, they’ve certainly received millions of dollars of free publicity from their wedding and marriage.  And it’s been reported that Kardashian earned about $18 million from the wedding and marriage.

The sad part of all of this is Kardashian and Humphries’ complete lack of understanding of what marriage is all about.  The diamond wedding ring is supposed to symbolize forever.  That’s what marriage is.  Forever, till death do you part. Kim and Kris seem to think marriage is just a contract—a contract that can be broken at any time and for any reason whatsoever.

But marriage is not a contract, it’s a covenant.  And that’s what wedding rings symbolize –the unending commitment to keep the covenant. To help Kardashian and Humphries understand the nature of the marriage covenant, they may want to read this quick contrast between a covenant and a contract.



Based on unconditional love between God, a husband, and a wife Based on conditional consideration between two people
Sacrificial Action (i.e. I’ll do it no matter what you do) Reciprocal Transaction (e.g. If you do this, then & only then I will do that)
Based on Mutual Commitment Based on Mutual Distrust
Seeks to Give Seeks to Get
For Life For Now

In a nutshell, a contract is all about what you get. A covenant is all about what you give. The meaning of marriage is covenantal. Should Kim give the ring back? If she has no intention of keeping the covenant, then yes.

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  • VJ

    Thanks for using this very public couple to point out the covenant principles of a true marriage relationship.  Did I understand that the primary reason she is divorcing him is because they couldn’t agree where to live??  My wife and I got all that straightened out before the wedding, sounds like they should have too.  Ah, but there was the 18 million dollars…very sad.

  • Suzanne

    I think people are asking the wrong question.  I truly believe the real question is not, “why are they getting divorced,” but, “why did they get married in the first place?” 

  • VJ, you are do welcome!

  • Good question, Suzanne!

  • Jose1392

    The cardashian 72 day marriage is all about publicity and money and has nothing to do with Covenant or marriage. These people are in the show business. These high profile personalities use the sacred institution of marriage for their own gain and benefit and in the process totally disrespect, undermine and destroy the very essence of what marriage really is, and they do all this  in front of the entire world watching. This has got to be a big sin against God and humanity and I hope one day they stand before the Lord and give account for what they have done.

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