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Given that we know the damage that divorce can have, its not hard for us to imagine why God would be against divorce in a general sense. Jesus affirming the idea that people shouldn't divorce. The fact that God would allow divorce (Exodus 21:1,21:10–11) in spite of not agreeing with it (Malachi 2:16) reveals something about God's character and divorce ...


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I have not found any verses that say a wife "should" divorce for that reason. Interestingly enough, there is a passage where God convinces a wife to return to an abusive relationship. In Genesis 16:1-16, We find Sarai, Abram's wife, giving him her maid Hagar as a wife/mistress to bear a child. Hagar gets pregnant and Sarai despises and torments her. Hagar ...


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I can't find any passage that would say it was okay for a Christian to divorce an abusive spouse who has not been unfaithful. Jesus was pretty clear on that. In the same way that I can't think of any passage that would support us living in multi-hundred-thousand dollar houses while there are people living on the streets. If a woman were perfect, a ...


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Scripture Allows Separation This is for the purpose of conviction, repentance, time to test the fruit of repentance, reestablishing trustworthiness all by the abuser. The ultimate goal is reconciliation. This is similar to the process some spouses work through if the partner has committed adultery. Of course in the case of adultery, which separated ...


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Since the Bible was written in a very different time and culture than that of today, it is difficult to draw a straight line between the few biblical injunctions about marriage and divorce on the one hand, and marriage and divorce as they exist in today's society on the other. For example, Deuteronomy 24:1-4 speaks of a man who is displeased with his wife ...



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