Tuesday, March 23rd, 2010
"What God has yoked together let no man put apart." (Matthew 19:6)
Nowadays, divorce has become easy and widespread, and the divorce rate in many countries is climbing. However, we should keep clearly in mind that Jehovah God expects those who are married to remain faithful to their marriage vow. When he united the first man and woman in marriage, Jehovah stated that “a man . . . must stick to his wife and they must become one flesh.” Jesus Christ later repeated that statement and added: “Whoever divorces his wife, except on the ground of fornication, and marries another commits adultery.” (Genesis 2:24; Matthew 19:9) Hence, Jehovah and Jesus view marriage as a lifelong bond that ends only when one partner dies. (1 Corinthians 7:39) Since marriage is a sacred arrangement, divorce is not to be taken lightly. In fact, God’s Word states that Jehovah hates a divorce that has no Scriptural basis.—Malachi 2:13-16; 3:6.
(Watchtower issue: 4/15/08, 4:2, 3)
There was a good quote on this topic from the 7/06 Awake! issue:
“In a society which is used to disposability, people are likely to have that same attitude towards relationships.”—Sandra Davis, Family Law Expert