The Role Of Marriage In Divorce

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Did you know that 50 % of marriages end in divorce? What a shocking statistic – and now Tom and Jane are currently considering divorce after eight years of marriage. This is not God’s will for their lives and as they make their decision, they want to see what God has to say about this. Since the beginning of Creation, God intended for marriage to be a successful ministry to advance His kingdom. Marriage traditions and customs in biblical-era were much different from society today. God established the first marriage between Adam and Eve for the good of mankind. This marriage along with many marriages of that era were neither religious or civil; however, couples were betrothed. According to Elwell’s view, marriage serves three purposes: mirror the image of God, reproduce mankind through a man and woman, and complete each other with companionship. When God created man, He said, “Let us make man in our image, and in our likeness.” (Genesis 1:26). Therefore, marriage should exalt and glorify God in a world that needs to see who He is. Next verse (Gen. 1:27) God creates male and female for such cause. Finally, biblical teaching on marriage is epitomized: “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one …show more content…
Remarriage was presupposed in the Deuteronomy legislation (Deut. 24:1-4), although it was forbidden for a woman to remarry and then return to her former spouse. Matthew 5:32 and 19:9 regarding remarriage, Jesus did not forbid remarriage considering it was understood in Jewish society that remarriage almost always followed divorce or death. When one examines remarriage according to the word of God, a Christian is permitted to remarry once they repent for breaking the covenant of marriage with their partner. But what about pastoral consideration and the support of the

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