How can a young Christian handle the threats of divorce in a marriage that was started on faulty ground?


Malachi 2:16

NKJV - 16 "For the LORD God of Israel says That He hates divorce, For it covers one's garment with violence," Says the LORD of hosts. "Therefore take heed to your spirit, That you do not deal treacherously."

Clarify Share Report Asked November 23 2020 Mini solomon christopher alor

Community answers are sorted based on votes. The higher the vote, the further up an answer is.

Mini Grant Abbott Child of Father, Follower of Son, Student of Spirit
Jesus commands us not to divorce our spouse for any reason, except for sexual immorality (Matthew 5:32).

We are to remain in a marriage with an unbelieving spouse because our witness for Christ may bring our spouse to faith. 

However, if we are suffering abuse from our spouse, we are permitted to separate for our own protection but we must not divorce.

If our unbelieving spouse insists on a divorce, after all our efforts to try and make the marriage work, then we should agree to it and let our spouse go. God wants us to live in peace.

The apostle Paul gives us some instructions about this situation in 2 Corinthians 7:10-17.

November 23 2020 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Add your Answer

All answers are REVIEWED and MODERATED.
Please ensure your answer MEETS all our guidelines.

What makes a good answer? ▼

A good answer provides new insight and perspective. Here are guidelines to help facilitate a meaningful learning experience for everyone.

  1. Adhere to the eBible Statement of Faith.
  2. Your answer should be complete and stand-alone.
  3. Include supporting arguments, and scripture references if possible. Seek to answer the "why".
  4. Adhere to a proper tone and spirit of love and understanding.
  5. For more info see The Complete Guide to eBible
  1. 4000 characters remaining