Is divorce wrong?
Of course it’s wrong.
Not in a moralistic, “I’m good and you’re bad” kind of way. Definitely not in a fault finding, you should be ashamed way.
It’s wrong because no one gets married hoping it ends up in divorce. It’s wrong because it’s painful.
To say divorce isn’t wrong is to deny the pain and hurt of those who have to go through it.
To say divorce isn’t wrong minimizes the heartache and grief of two people who have to start over.
So yes, divorce is wrong, in the same way anything that breaks us and turns our lives upside down is wrong.
Jesus said, “I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.” Matthew 19:9
You’ve probably read that before, or heard it before. It can be a hard thing to hear. And if it stings you personally, or makes you feel guilty, please don’t let it. Stick with me, because we’re going to put Jesus’ teaching in context this morning. Continue reading “Divorce”