Scripture states in Malachi 2:16 that God hates divorce, even referring to it as a hateful and violent action against your spouse (Malachi 2:14). So why would God describe it in this way?
In Matthew 19:4-6, Jesus explains, “’At the beginning the Creator made them male and female’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”
Divorce is the ripping apart of one flesh.
Consider the Cost
God designed marriage to last a lifetime and with His help, “all things are possible to him who believes” (Mark 9:23).
If you’ve lost that loving feeling in your marriage, my prayer is you will choose to fight the good fight, finish the race, and keep the faith (2 Timothy 4:7).
Lynette Kittle is married with four daughters. She enjoys writing about faith, marriage, parenting, relationships, and life. Her writing has been published by Focus on the Family, Decision, Today’s Christian Woman, kirkcameron.com, Ungrind.org, and more. She has a M.A. in Communication from Regent University and serves as associate producer for Soul Check TV.
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