Wednesday, May 13, 2009

In Love... or Fresh Out of Love?

Yesterday, the news program I was watching reached a commercial, and as I began to flip through a few channels, one of the courtroom shows caught my attention. The episode that I tuned into was a divorce case between a husband and a wife that had been married for just under a year. The reason for filing for divorce was "We just weren't meant."

In new statistics just released, "One out of three Americans have been divorced at least once." George Barna, who directed the study, noted that Americans have grown comfortable with divorce as a natural part of life. We must ask ourselves the question: has this contentment always been a part of our society? It's almost impossible to partake of some type of media these days and not hear of a relationship on the rocks or a marriage that has ended in shambles.

"There no longer seems to be much of a stigma attached to divorce; it is now seen as an unavoidable rite of passage....Interviews with young adults suggest that they want their initial marriage to last, but are not particularly optimistic about that possibility. There is also evidence that many young people are moving toward embracing the idea of serial marriage, in which a person gets married two or three times, seeking a different partner for each phase of their adult life."

So, where do we go from here? What are your views on divorce?
  • What effects do divorces have on society?
  • Is it biblical to divorce? If so, on what grounds?
  • Do you believe in soul mates?
  • A divorce can be quite devastating. Is there life after divorce?


  1. I believe Will Smith said it best... For him and his wife divorce is not an option, so we have to find another way to fix the problems. Before I got saved, I too was married and had divorced. Now that I am a saved women, I can see that when I married at age 23, I did not consider anything but the emotional part of the relationship. The emotions are why I married him, and we got a divorce. Now that I am older and wiser, I have come to see that much consideration on both parts needs to be taken. I often find that women settle just to have someone, and when reality hits, she is in too deep, and wants out. Because we live in the times of anything goes, we as Christians have to set a standard and share our beliefs in this area with others. It is going to be a challenge when we now have notable Pastor's divorcing without merit.

  2. The church has been called to exemplify to the world, what Jesus would do in all instances. If we are ever going to see a change in the world's perception of marriage, the church and its leaders must do a better job with the whole divorce issue. When most individuals get married they get married in a church and by "Holy Matrimony"! Christian's are going to have to take a stand! The same God that is able to pay the bills, heal sickness, save family loved ones; is also able to restore marriages!