Marriage and Divorce

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Heather Lane
Short Essay #2
Short Essay on Marriage and Divorce
One morning while doing my devotions, I received a phone call from my friend Jane. She told me that Tom and herself had hit a rough spot in their marriage, and were considering their options. Before making and rash life altering decisions she wanted to know if I would meet with them to get my perspective, and to ask some questions about what the bible says about marriage and divorce. I told her I am certainly no marriage counselor, but I would love to help out in any way that I can. Not really knowing where to start I prayed for them, and I prayed for guidance and this is what the Lord brought to me.
The Bible actually has allot to say about marriage. Marriage
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If you are a believer divorced by an unbeliever it also would be ok for that person to remarry; however, the second marriage should be entered into lightly and heavily considered beforehand. The bottom line is divorce hurts, it hurts the people and family involved. Going back to the duct tape illustration, people come out hurt and damaged. I think; however, the church needs to come along side and support the divorcee. We live in a fallen world where divorce is a very real thing and not something to be taken lightly.
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“Marriage, Theology of.” In Evangelical dictionary of theology. Walter A. Elwell. 2dn ed. 743. Grand Rapids, MI. Baker:

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