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Is being married to an unequally yoked partner grounds for divorce?

Assuming that the partner does not come to Christ.

Clarify Share Report Asked August 23 2013 Stringio Curt Schaible

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Isabella earrings Dan Rivers Christian, Husband, Grandfather, Son, AT&T retiree
Only if the unbeliever wants to leave...

1 Corinthians 7:13 NLT - And if a Christian woman has a husband who is not a believer and he is willing to continue living with her, she must not leave him.
1 Corinthians 7:15 NLT - (But if the husband or wife who isn't a believer insists on leaving, let them go. In such cases the Christian husband or wife is no longer bound to the other, for God has called you to live in peace.)

August 24 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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1340324413 Chris Eleam Chris Eleam
I would have to say no, having an unbelieving mate is not grounds for divorce. The only scriptural grounds for divorce is adultery.

If marriage mates have different religious views because one of them accepted Christian truth some time after they got married and the other did not Can such a marriage succeed? The experience of many says yes. A husband and wife with different religious views can still have a successful marriage in the sense that it can be enduring and bring happiness to both. Besides, the marriage is still valid in Jehovah’s eyes; they are still “one flesh.” Therefore, Christian spouses are counseled to stay with the unbelieving partner if that partner is agreeable. If there are children, they benefit from the faithfulness of the Christian parent.—1 Corinthians 7:12-14.

 Peter addresses kindly words of counsel to Christian women living in religiously divided households. His words can also be applied in principle by Christian husbands in the same situation. Peter writes: “You wives, be in subjection to your own husbands, in order that, if any are not obedient to the word, they may be won without a word through the conduct of their wives, because of having been eyewitnesses of your chaste conduct together with deep respect.”—1 Peter 3:1, 2.

 If a wife can tactfully explain her faith to her husband, that is fine. What, though, if he does not want to listen? That is his choice. Still, all is not lost, since Christian conduct also gives a powerful witness. Many husbands who at first were not interested in or who were even opposed to the faith of their wives became “rightly disposed for everlasting life” after seeing the fine conduct of their wives. (Acts 13:48) Even if a husband does not accept Christian truth, he may still be favorably impressed by the conduct of his wife, with good results for the marriage.

 Christian husbands who have applied the principles of Peter’s words have likewise won their wives over by their conduct. Unbelieving wives have seen their husbands gain a sense of responsibility, ceasing to waste money on smoking, drinking, and gambling and no longer using abusive language.

August 25 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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2013 09 15 08 57 49 546 Dorcas Sitali Miss Dorcas sitali
No its not grounds for divorce dear, only when the unbeliever decides to leave 1 cor 7: 13-15

August 24 2013 1 response Vote Up Share Report


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Mini tee miller
Not necessarily. But God gives is the grace to be in that situation. He simply wants us to be evenly yoked bc it'll save us a bunch of headaches and jus unnecessary crap that we shudnt hve to put up with. I kno a lady who married her husband who wasn't a believer and she fasted and prayed for him and now he's faithful in the church and to God....he used her to draw him in. Jesus always have tricks up his sleeve....cracks me up sometimes...

August 28 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report


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