Q & A

Category: Divorce

Should I go back to my husband?

Should I go back to my husband? The marriage covenant is the most sacred relationship we can enjoy on earth. It is a gift from God and I am always grieved when I hear of it being broken. In this case, you are burdened with two extremely difficult issues at the same time—the first being forgiveness and the second being divorce. In John 8:11 Jesus says to the adulteress “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” Jesus’ forgiveness is conditioned on repentance; a change of heart and... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015

Can I date and possibly marry a divorced person?

Can I date and possibly marry a divorced person? Divorce tops the list of symptoms in the spiritual vacuum of today's culture. Few if any families escape its devastating effects. Convenience and selfishness, not conviction, is of primary importance in our society and that has crippled the marriage commitment. Let me first caution that the effect of divorce is seldom final. A man and woman may get unmarried legally, but may never fully separate emotionally. The pain of divorce may fade, but... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015

What does the Bible say about divorce and remarriage?

What does the Bible say about divorce and remarriage? The divorce rate of second marriages is much higher than in first marriages, and increases as the number of marriages grows. There are several reasons for this. First, people don't fix the problems that led to their first divorce. Second, like anything else, divorce is easier if one has done it before. Finally, though divorce is a physical separation, it is nearly impossible to make an emotional separation. God says that marriage, which... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015

What is our responsibility as in-laws?

What is our responsibility as in-laws? God’s plan for marriage is for a man to be “joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh” (Genesis 2:24). What your son-in-law is asking is for you to become an intrusion into that flesh. In a body, if one part is wounded other parts sacrifice to help it heal. If the couple’s problems have progressed this far, their marriage is severely wounded. If your son-in-law is serious about his family, he needs to stop looking to you to solve his problem,... Read More
Posted by dave hare at Thursday, March 12, 2015