Divorce And Its Effects On Society Essay

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Divorce. How can that one word bring up such a wide range of emotions? That simple word to some may bring feelings of shame and disgust, while to others it can represent a fresh start and safety from a bad situation. While it would be easy to look at this topic and simply say that it is right or wrong all across the board, it feels inadequate. Every divorce is unique and specific to those within that relationship and could be caused by an array of reasons, so to offer a blanket statement felt insufficient. After looking at this topic in depth and seeing the effect that it can have on both those in the relationship and those around them, I was able to arrive at a conclusion. Divorce should never be a decision that is made rashly or out of convenience, and all other options should be exhausted before arriving at the decision to divorce, but there are some situations where unfortunately it may be the answer. While this may seem like a way to side-step the difficulty of taking a side, having this view actually requires us to get to know those who are struggling with this decision and to meet them where they are in order to offer genuine guidance. Scripture All throughout scripture, we see God’s feelings about divorce. In Micah, God plainly says, “For I hate divorce,” says the Lord, the God of Israel, and him who covers his garment with wrong,” says the Lord of hosts. “So take heed to your spirit, that you do not deal treacherously” (Micah 2:16, New American Standard Bible).
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