Three Reasons Why Christians Divorce
When you read Matthew 19:7-9 we see religious people pressing Jesus for answers on divorce. The Lord Jesus’ answer is very clear. God made marriage; the Father did not make divorce. In 1 Corinthians 7:15-17, we see that if a believer has married an unbeliever, that does not end the marriage. The believer brings God’s blessing and hand into the family when they pray and believe God. Divorce is not God’s best. However, some people just make some decisions that damage a family.
Divorce is never ideal, but can justified in three ways,
- When an unbelieving spouse deserts the believing husband/wife
- When a married person has sexual relationships with another person outside of their marriage (AKA adultery) and is unrepentant
- When a spouse withholds sexual intimacy from the person they are married to.
Divorce is not God’s plan or God’s way. God hates it because it is destructive and not only hurts the couple, but also the kids and relatives who witnessed and supported the marriage and wedding. It is a last resort as people work to pick up the pieces of a failed relationship.
If you’re considering divorce, the first step is get to a good church with a counseling program that will help you repair that marriage. Don’t divorce unless you absolutely have no other choice. It’s a very painful step that you don’t want to take.
Read the original article “Why Does God Hate Divorce?” here.