In my opinion divorce is the most destructive force that can scatter families like dust.
I would say many wouldn’t dare to walk in that road if they can realize the worst thing that can happen to their family if they chose to divorce their spouse.
The Bible tells us that God hates divorce for the very reason that divorce causes irreversible damage to our being and the wellness of the ones we love most.
Among many other reasons that divorce brings to our family I would like to mention few of the consequences of divorce.
Before that I would like you take this as my personal opinion that the Lord teaches me in this short period of my life. This is not by any means the final point where it should end. I would like to hear also your opinion so that we can grow together in the body of Jesus Christ.
It is not in my best interest to write about such delicate issue. But I found it very important to do so because I would like to share with you these points so that you might reconsider your thoughts before your reach to a decision regarding your marriage.
I would say divorce is the worst phenomenon that could happen to a human being next to abandoning faith in Jesus Christ.
It is worse than the physical death itself. It is a little lower than spiritual death since our faith in God through Christ Jesus is the best thing that could happen to a human being.
By the way, I would like to underline the fact that personally I don’t advocate or preach for families in abusive relationship to stay in that condition. This could be a relationship where one fears for his life or where the father or the mother are harassing and sexually abusing their children which is now a days not far from the truth. But be very careful not to be deceived by the devil that he will literally scares you to death and tells you absolutely wrong things and force you to flee away from your relationship.
Therefore be very confident and very sure before you take any major decision.
Praying with your spouse helps a lot in cleaning the relationship that gets absolutely dusty from time to time. Praying also helps to differentiate the voice that comes to you whether it comes from the devil or the Spirit of God.
Sometimes marriage can be though and overwhelming. But it is always worth the fight to stay together as one pack as a whole family instead of everybody going his own way.
When we stay together, we are not just two with our spouse, we are three since a third person, Holy Spirit, is also with us.
Here are some Scriptures in light of the above teaching:
So guard yourselves in your spirit, and let none of you be faithless to the wife of your youth.
For I hate divorce!" says the Lord, the God of Israel. "To divorce your wife is to overwhelm her with cruelty," says the Lord of Heaven's Armies. "So guard your heart; do not be unfaithful to your wife."
“For the man who does not love his wife but divorces her, says the Lord, the God of Israel, covers his garment with violence, says the Lord of hosts. So guard yourselves in your spirit, and do not be faithless.”
Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven. 20"For where two or three have gathered together in My name, I am there in their midst."
Two are better than one because they have a good return for their labor. 10For if either of them falls, the one will lift up his companion. But woe to the one who falls when there is not another to lift him up
How could one have chased a thousand,
and two have put ten thousand to flight,
unless their Rock had sold them,
and the Lord had given them up?
In conclusion, let us always find a way to stay away from all the troubles and conflicts that could result in a separation of our family by divorce.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. If we obey him and fear his with all our strength and power, we will always find ourselves doing well for the sake of our family.
Next time when you even think about divorce, think about the vow you have made to your spouse as the Lord was the witness between you and your spouse.
If you honor your word, the Lord will honor his word and bless you with long life and happy family and you will see your children grow-up in the house of God and honor his with all their heart.
If you break your word that you make to your spouse, you will find yourself short of the glory and blessing of God and your life will not be as pleasant.
So the choice is ours. As for me I would choose to honor him by keeping my word I make to my spouse to love her till death separate us!
May God bless you and may his face shine up on you and gives you abundance of grace to walk on any pitfalls you may find yourself in to in your marriage, in the name Jesus!