We had a reader ask a similar question and in this post we are sharing those answers, along with tackling the question, “What about remarriage?”
Comment from our reader:
Glad to hear you enjoyed the radio show! And, yes, we do feed off of each other.
Regarding our divorces…
The reader further asked:
“For I hate divorce!” says the LORD, the God of Israel. “To divorce your wife is to overwhelm her with cruelty,*” says the LORD of Heaven’s Armies. “So guard your heart; do not be unfaithful to your wife.” Malachi 2:16 (NLT)
“Therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate.”Mark 10:9
2) If your spouse is an unbeliever and he wants to remain married to you- then you stay married.
If any brother has a wife who does not believe, and she is willing to live with him, let him not divorce her. And a woman who has a husband who does not believe, if he is willing to live with her, let her not divorce him. 1 Corinthians 7:12,13
Seeing that God is a merciful God, He has made provisions in His word regarding painful marriages.
3) If your unbelieving spouse wants to leave…don’t let the door hit him on the way out, I mean, let him leave. 🙂 God always wants restoration and reconciliation in your marriage, but you only have control over yourself. He has given everybody free will. You can’t force another human being to want to restore the relationship. Let them go and be filled with God’s peace.
But if the husband or wife who isn’t a believer insists on leaving, let them go. In such cases the Christian husband or wife is no longer bound to the other, for God has called you to live in peace. 1 Corinthians 7:15 (NLT)
I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery.” Matthew 19:9
Perhaps you are considering divorce but you have no biblical grounds in which to do so? This is what God’s word says about it:
Now to the married I command, yet not I but the Lord: A wife is not to depart from her husband. But even if she does depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband. And a husband is not to divorce his wife. 1 Corinthians 7:10,11
Stay married! You will be outside of God’s will for your life and you’ll miss out on His blessings if you choose your own path. Don’t make your own choice; be obedient to God’s Word.
Perhaps you have a difficult marriage? God knows your hurting heart. He’s with you and He’s in the business of restoration and redemption. Be patient and faithful.
Live a poured out life for Christ,