The following articles are related to the topic of DIVORCE

What About Divorce?

"Consider the following case: John and Mary are married, but John has grown tired of the relationship. He has, to use his expression, 'fallen out of love' with Mary. He is not interested in another woman, he just wants to live the single life again. " John's attitude is like that of so many self-centered people in today's world. He ... read more »

Divorce and Civil Law

In approaching the subject of divorce and remarriage, the conscientious Bible student wants to be as accurate, and yet as compassionate as he possibly can be. It is a serious error to "loose" a restriction that the Lord has "bound." It is also wrong to "bind" an ordinance that God has not "bound" (cf. Mt. 16:18-19; 18:18). Out of a ... read more »

The Devastating Effects of Divorce

Through the prophet Malachi, Jehovah God said to ancient Israel: "I hate divorce" (2:16, NASB). The Lord hates divorce because he loves people and divorce is devastating to humankind. Man did not live one day upon this earth apart from the environment of a home. In fact, the very foundation of society is the home. Marriage is that divine union ... read more »

Divorce and the Guilty Party

Every now and then it pops up again. I speak of the idea that when a marriage has been dissolved by a biblically sanctioned divorce (i.e., because of fornication - Mt. 19:9) the guilty person has as much right to remarry as the innocent victim. After all, it is alleged, if the innocent party is released from the guilty culprit, ... read more »

Divorce and Remarriage: White, Black, or Gray?

It must be wonderful to be one of those fellows who has every religious controversy perfectly figured out, with no room left for disagreement. I do not happen to be in that particular segment of the Christian brotherhood. I still have to exercise considerable study and practical wisdom concerning many issues, not the least of which is the divorce-remarriage controversy. ... read more »

Is All Remarriage After Divorce Condemned?

There are numerous diverse views in the world of "Christendom" regarding the matter of divorce and remarriage. One novel idea is that the New Testament allows no cause for divorce and remarriage. This is the position of the Roman Catholic Church. A valid Christian marriage, if consummated, cannot be dissolved (as to the bond) by any human power or for ... read more »

Some Questions about Divorce and Remarriage

The following questions deal with the general theme of marriage and divorce. Recently the view has been advanced that when two single people commit fornication, by that act they become married and must remain together for life. Would you respond to this? This idea is so absurd that one can only wonder how it ever saw the light of day. ... read more »

Is a “Loveless Marriage” Scriptural Grounds for Divorce?

"There is no spiritual law that demands you stay in your loveless marriage," wrote "Reverend" Norman L. Conaway. He prefaced his remarks by saying, "I am a spiritual advisor." Mr. Conaway was responding to a woman whose depressing circumstance was shared with "Dear Abby," and published in newspapers nationwide ("Dear Abby," The Record, Stockton, Ca. November 12, 2002). This lady, ... read more »

May I Divorce My Wife and Remain Unmarried?

"A Christian couple recently separated. The husband claims (to use his expression) that he has 'fallen out of love' with his wife. He says he has no interest in another companion, he simply wants to live the solitary life that he enjoyed before his marriage. Accordingly, he has decided to obtain a divorce. Since he has no intention of remarrying, ... read more »

What Does “Makes Her an Adulteress” Mean?

One of the most frequently debated teachings of Christ is that of his restrictions on divorce and remarriage. Many of those discussions revolve around the meaning of one particular phrase found in Matthew 5:32. What does the phrase "maketh her an adulteress' (in Matthew 5:32) mean? There are two possible views relative to "maketh her an adulteress," as found in ... read more »