Divorce Not Better - The Warrior's Journey®

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To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband. But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife. (1 Corinthians 7:10–11)

The Devil has been quite successful in convincing society that divorce is the answer for struggling marriages. The divorce rate in the United States consistently remains at around 50 percent. This holds true for the military, and even for Christian marriages. The divorce rate for second and third marriages is higher. Is divorce really better than remaining in the marriage?

Recent studies indicate that divorce is not the best answer. Staying together works better, especially for the children. God has been saying this for a long time. These verses tell us that He commands married couples to stay together. Even if the wife chooses to divorce her husband, she needs either to remain single or reconcile with her husband. God never requires us to do anything that is impossible. Marriage is no exception.

He wants us to follow Him, trust Him, and obey Him. He wants us to experience success and happiness in marriage.

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