Posted onDecember 31, 2011byDr. Mike Harmon. While it seems obvious abuse should be an acceptable reason for divorce, the Bible gives only two reasons in which divorce is permitted: the first is in the case of abandonment of a Christian by an unbelieving spouse (1 Corinthians 7:15), and the second is if one partner is involved in a lifestyle of infidelity (Matthew 5:32).
The Bible never commands divorce, even in the case of abuse. The Bible specifies two acceptable reasons for divorce: abandonment of a Christian by an unbelieving spouse (1 Corinthians 7:15) and adultery (Matthew 5:32). Since the Bible does not list abuse as an acceptable reason for divorce…
Is abuse a biblical reason to divorce? Other than that, the Bible doesn't directly mention abuse as an acceptable reason for divorce. Reasons it does mention include sexual unfaithfulness (Matthew 5:32) and the request for divorce by an unbelieving spouse (1 Corinthians 7:15). Still, one interpretation of Matthew 19:8 is that a man may divorce his wife if he is abusive and the
“Is abuse an acceptable reason for divorce? While it seems obvious abuse should be an acceptable reason for divorce, the Bible gives only two reasons in which divorce is permitted: the first is in the case of abandonment of a Christian by an unbelieving spouse (1 Corinthians 7:15), and the second is if one partner is involved in a lifestyle of infidelity (Matthew 5:32).
The Bible is silent on the issue of spousal abuse as a reason for divorce, although it is obvious what God expects a marriage to look like (Ephesians 5:22-33), and abuse is contrary to everything g Login or Sign Up to view the rest of this answer. July 01 2013 • 7 responses • Vote Up • Share • Report 12 ★
Is Abuse An Acceptable Reason For Divorce? There is emotional abuse, physical abuse, financial abuse, spiritual abuse and so on. If the abusive spouse refuses that the abused be separated what should they do, remain? You have categorised 4+ types of abuse - at what degree of abuse is divorce scriptural for each (and any other you care to mention) category.
Is Abuse An Acceptable Reason For Divorce? Physical Abuse is a Legitimate Ground for Divorce! No religion supports physical abuse! And the Law doesn't encourage physical abuse! If anyone is in a physically abused marriage and he or she have explored every healthy and necessary avenues to reconcile with his or her partner, and they failed, the person has a legitimate right to seek for divorce.
Heated arguments during a divorce are common, but genuine verbal abuse is an unacceptable attack that gives the abuser a means of gaining control. If you believe you are a victim of verbal abuse during a divorce proceeding, you have the right to stand up for yourself. Seek the court’s help to rectify your problem with the help of an attorney.
Does Physical Abuse Constitute Grounds for Divorce? It stands to reason that if physical abuse is not a valid grounds for divorce, then neither is emotional, mental, or spiritual abuse. Again, this doesn't mean that abuse is good or right, or that God doesn’t think it’s a big deal, but rather that divorce is not the biblical solution.
Is abuse an acceptable reason for divorce? If a man pretends to get saved, and then gets baptized, and later admits to his new wife that he is really an unbeliever, is that an acceptable reason for the Christian wife to file for divorce? If my husband is watching porn is that a biblical reason for divorce? Would remarriage after a divorce still be considered adultery if abuse is involved?
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