Essay about Marriage and Divorce

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Heather Lane
Short Essay #2
Short Essay on Marriage and Divorce
One morning while doing my devotions, I received a phone call from my friend Jane. She told me that Tom and herself had hit a rough spot in their marriage, and were considering their options. Before making and rash life altering decisions she wanted to know if I would meet with them to get my perspective, and to ask some questions about what the bible says about marriage and divorce. I told her I am certainly no marriage counselor, but I would love to help out in any way that I can. Not really knowing where to start I prayed for them, and I prayed for guidance and this is what the Lord brought to me.
The Bible actually has allot to say about marriage. Marriage
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It’s not the ceremony, it is the couple commitment before God and Man. In today’s society I think that marriage has just become a formality, a piece of paper that means you share money and insurance. Just like everything else God has been taken out of it.
Mark 10:5-9, Jesus talks about divorce. God allowed divorce as a concession to people’s sinfulness. Jesus explained that divorce was not God’s ideal; instead, God wants married people to consider their marriage permanent. Don’t enter marriage with the option of getting out. Jesus permitted divorce when the spouse had been unfaithful. Paul recognized divorce when the unbelieving partner leaves the marriage. Jesus did not elaborate on the permissible reasons, but his high vies of marriage requires that divorce be a last resort to avoid great disaster. In today’s society anything and everything is grounds for divorce, you don’t even really need a reason to get divorced. Adultery is still a large part of divorce, but now a days people say they just fell out of love with their spouse. This was not what God had in mind.
Divorce is damaging, it is supposed to last forever, “till death do us part.” I like to think of marriage as putting two pieces of duct tape together sticky side together, you cannot tear them apart without damaging the tape. Divorce is the same way it damages all involved.
I believe that if a person finds themselves divorced they are no longer bound to that

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