Why Does Jesus Hate Divorce?

July 21, 2022 // 16 Comments

In the modern church we think we treat women well. We tell ourselves that we are enlightened, educated and respectful. But in the very next breath we tell women they can’t preach or teach and it would best if they remain silent in our services. What’s wrong with that picture?! God made Eve a queen, yet we [...]

Did Jesus say Adultery is the only Grounds for Divorce?

May 6, 2020 // 113 Comments

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said this about divorce and remarriage: 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 [...]

Jesus stands with the accused

December 1, 2016 // 61 Comments

In Biblical times there was a law that said a man could send his wife away with a certificate of divorce if she no longer found favor in his eyes (Deu 24:1-4). “She grew old and wrinkled, so I traded her in for a younger model.” This was not a good law, and Jesus didn’t like it. When asked about it he [...]

Jesus and divorce

January 22, 2015 // 115 Comments

In the past year I’ve had a couple of friends go through divorce and each time it has torn our hearts. I won’t go into details, but what has struck me is how some in the church have responded to these divorces. Let’s just say there has been an aroma and it has not been the fragrance of Jesus. Divorce seems [...]

Can Divorced People Remarry?

January 14, 2015 // 230 Comments

Hmm, that’s a tough one. Let me see. Can sinners be forgiven? Can runaways come home? Can crooks get a second chance? Can the broken be made whole? No, it’s not a tough question. It’s an easy question. Of course divorced people can remarry! These questions are only tough because religion has told us that [...]