Sunday, February 14, 2010

Non-biblical Divorce

You often hear couples say they are getting a divorce because "We just don't love each other anymore" or "We're mutually incompatible." These reasons are not allowed in the Bible. The Bible says if you make a commitment, it is a commitment for life.

"There is no divorce for irreconcilable differences," says Dr. Tony Evans.

For those people who feel they have fallen out of love or are no longer compatible, there is healing and hope for their marriage. Divorce is the wrong decision. If both partners will agree to work on the marriage, to grow together in Christ and receive counseling, that marriage can become intimate and exciting again because it is in God's plan.

Listen to what the Bible has to say about followers of Jesus Christ who decide to end a marriage for this reason:

"To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband. But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife. To the rest I say this (I, not the Lord): If any brother has a wife who is not a believer and she is willing to live with him, he must not divorce her. And if a woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to live with her, she must not divorce him. For the unbelieving husband has been sanctified through his wife, and the unbelieving wife has been sanctified through her believing husband. Otherwise your children would be unclean, but as it is, they are holy" (1 Corinthians 7:10-14).

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