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Leaving To Cleave In Love  

Gen 2:24 (KJV)
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.

The words “Leave” and “Cleave” stick out inside the above verse.

An understanding of these words will substantially help us in our marriage!

The word “Leave” means to loosen, relinquish, permit, and forsake

It is a complete departure. But it is in no way a disconnection.

The man has to do the leaving.

Without leaving, there’ll by no means be a successful marriage.  

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All undue interference and manipulation from the dad and mom or in-laws ought to be minimized.

The word “Cleave” means cling or adhere; to catch by pursuit: – abide, follow close (hard, after), be joined (together), and pursue hard

Allegiance has to shift from parents to your spouse.

This is what marriage is.

Leaving To Cleave In Love  

Your spouse comes first from the wedding day.  

Your spouse takes precedence.

Your mum is another man’s wife, not your wife.

Your own spouse needs to be your priority.  

Cleaving means to catch by pursuit, so you never stop pursuing your wife.

You keep at it, even after the wedding.  

In the pursuit lies the cleaving.  

The guy is to cleave unto HIS OWN wife!

Trying to cleave to some other guy’s spouse will bring in marital disaster.

It also means to follow close. Leaving To Cleave In Love  

Be joined and connected to her emotionally and otherwise. When things appear not to be going right, you don’t give up.   This is what it means to cleave.


You don’t pack your stuff and start singing songs of divorce when there is a little provocation.

This is what cleaving is.

It is much like your relationship with God.

You are to cleave unto Him and not try to depart when matters seem not to be going your very own way.

Leaving God and refusing to cleave will complicate issues, and that is the same thing in marriage.

You are to cleave for life!

Any attempt to leave is a tearing part that would be painful. 


Stay with each other no matter what.

Cleaving means that you are dedicated to each other.

It means sharing with each other on the deepest level.

It means enjoying each other and supplying warmth for yourselves.

Ecc 4:11 (KJV) Again, if two lie together, then they have heat: but how can one be warm alone?

I pray that God will grant understanding.

Your marriage will not suffer a crisis.

Your marriage will not lose that godly steam.

I pray that God will pour new wine into your marriage and cause the love between you to come alive!


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