As Christians how serious should we view a divorce?

posted 3 years ago in Christian
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@adavid718:  Well there are reasonable and biblically acceptable reasons for divorce when there is violence in the family.  One reason would be when a husband or wife is abusive to their spouse and also to their children.  There is no reason that a person should put up with this.  The first thing might be to move from that location and separate and hope that the abuser gets some counseling and help.  It is not lawful to abuse another person – physically, mentally, or emotionally.  Sexual abuse of children is also against the law and should be reason to relocate immediately.  No one should endure such abuse – God would not look down or think it is sin if a person or a spouse’s children are being abused.  They have every right – every legal right – to defend their children from this and to protect themselves and their children from this.

Marital infidelity, drug abuse, and non-support are also serious considerations but since we know that God hates divorce, this should be the last resort (Malachi 2:16).  Finding a good Christian counselor is a good first step.  You can forgive others but you can not ever undo something that leaves its mark for life.

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