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Divorce

Divorce was never part of God’s design. In fact, it pains him more than it pains us. But in his kindness, God counsels, confronts, and comforts us from his Word.

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Few Things Are More Painful Than Divorce

by John Piper in his book,
This Momentary Marriage

The mere mention of the word carries a huge weight of sorrow and loss and tragedy and disappointment and anger and regret and guilt. Few things are more painful than divorce. It cuts to the depths of personhood unlike any other relational gash. It is emotionally more heart-wrenching than the death of a spouse. Death is usually a clean pain. Divorce is usually unclean pain. In other words, the enormous loss of a spouse in death is compounded in divorce by the ugliness of sin and the moral outrage at being so wronged.

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Dear Friend,

We cannot know the details of your situation. But we have done our best to find resources to point you to the Great Redeemer, the mender of the Broken, the Healer, and to his Word, which has all that you need between its pages for comfort and hope in this life.
You matter deeply to us, and we have created this page to extend to you the only hope we have, hope found in the Lord Jesus. Whatever your situation, we would love to pray for you.

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The hard thing
is to take a few
biblical principles
about marriage,
divorce, and remarriage
and then try
to apply them
prayerfully and wisely
to a thousand different situations.

Kevin DEYoung

OPEN
YOUR BIBLE

Article: 20 Min

A Sermon on Divorce and Remarriage

“Since the topic is so difficult,
nuanced, and emotional,
I wrote out a manuscript–
just to be extra careful.”
—Kevin DeYoung

by Kevin DeYoung at The Gospel Coalition

Verse
Matthew 19:8 NLT

Jesus replied, “Moses permitted divorce only as a concession to your hard hearts, but it was not what God had originally intended.”

Messages: 30 Min

Marriage
and Divorce

by R.C. Sproul

Video: 7 Min
By Brian and Tracy Sumner at The 700 Club

Folk | Country Gospel

Dancing in the Minefields

by Andrew Peterson

Article: 10 Min

What
1 Corinthians 7
Says About
Desertion and Divorce

By David Schuman at the Gospel Coalition

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Is Divorce Okay?

by Kevin DeYoung

The Pharisees want to talk about acceptable reasons for a divorce. Jesus wants to talk about the sanctity of marriage. They want to talk about when a marriage can be broken. He wants to talk about why marriages shouldn’t be broken. If all you hear are the reasons a marriage covenant might be broken, it’s like learning to fly by practicing your crash landings or training for battle by practicing your retreats. Whatever exceptions there might be, the main thing is that marriage is supposed to be permanent.

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To destroy a marriage
is to destroy
a creation
of Almighty God.

John MacArthur

Verse
Deuteronomy 23:21 ESV

If you make a vow to the Lord your God, you shall not delay fulfilling it, for the Lord your God will surely require it of you, and you will be guilty of sin.

Article: 7 Min

10 Common
but Illegitimate
Reasons to Divorce

by Tim Challies at his blog

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Even though
all divorces are
the result of sin,
not all divorces are sinful.

Video: 7 Min

Verse
Matthew 5:31-32 NIV

“It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.’ But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.”

Article: 15 Min

Is Divorce the Right Answer?

15 Questions Couples Should Ask

By Angela Bisignano at Focus on the Family

Video: 11 Min

Article: 12 Min

Reentering
the Dating Scene
After Divorce

by Shana Shutte at Focus on the Family

Messages: 37 Min

The Horror of Adultery
and the Gospel
of Christ

by Russel Moore

Verse
Proverbs 6:32 ESV

He who commits adultery lacks sense; he who does it destroys himself.

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Sexual sin breaks
the marriage covenant
because sex is
the oath signing
of the covenant.

Verse
Proverbs 10:9 ESV

Whoever walks in integrity walks securely, but he who makes his ways crooked will be found out.

Verse
Hebrews 13:4 NIV

Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.

Articles: 10 Min Each

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