Wedding cake with bride and groom split in the middle

“What God Has Joined”

Wedding cake with bride and groom split in the middleJesus’ words about divorce appear to leave little room for the practice in a Christian context:

It was also said, “Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.” But I say to you that everyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of sexual immorality, makes her commit adultery, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery” (Matthew 5:31, English Standard Versions).


He said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery” (Matthew 19:8).

However, as you consider those verses…please take into account “What God Has Joined” by David In-Stone Brewer in Moral Issues and Christian Responses:

If you, like me, find small print a bit difficult to read, click here to open it in a separate, more easily adjusted window.

Also, in the spirit of full disclosure, I have been divorced.

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