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Explain why christians have differing views about wether divorse is right or wrong

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Explain why Christians might have different views about whether divorce can be right! The divorce rate in England has increased astronomically in our, what seems, increasingly secular society. This is due to a number of factors, whereby the rudimentary belief that divorce is universally wrong cannot coincide with the complexities of our society's predicaments. The attitude among Christians, however, differs from person to person depending on their interpretation on Jesus' teachings. The Roman Catholic Church teaches that divorce is always wrong, yet on the contrary, the Church of England and other denominations happen to recognise that divorce happens, although they do no encourage it. A society grows through a network of relationships which are mutually inter-twined and inter-dependent. Every relationship is a whole hearted commitment to support and to protect others in a group or community. 'Jesus said that the two greatest commandments are to love god with all your heart, soul, mind and strength and to love your neighbour as yourself.' Marriage plays a very important part in this strong web of relationships of giving support and protection. A good marriage should grow and develop gradually from understanding and not impulse, from true loyalty and not just sheer indulgence. This is precisely why many Christians' views on divorce stipulate that divorce is not permitted at all because marriage is for life, 'Man must not separate what god has joined together. ...read more.

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In addition, it is repeated on numerous occasions that divorce is wrong, 'I hate divorce,' says the lord. Furthermore, God said, 'It is not good for man to live alone, I will make a helper suitable for him.' Christians thrive to follow the teaching that god himself has written therefore, showing a blatant disregard of this can be seen as blasphemy, ' A man will leave his farther and be united with to his wife, the two will become one flesh. Therefore, what god has joined let no man separate.' Once again, the Bible emphasises the fact that marriage is a commitment, and if made properly, it will be successful. Consequently, if divorce comes to light then it suggests that the vows undertake on their wedding day had no significance, 'It is better not to marry if possible, but if you burn with passion, then marry.' Finally, Christians are meant to show Agape love as well as Eros love in a relationship, such as marriage. This love is unconditional, 'Paul talked about the qualities of love, that love was the greatest gift from god.' Now if this love is broken, than unconditional love does not subsist! The ring, in Christianity, is a symbol of everlasting love which remains unbroken until death. ...read more.

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What affects does this have on those concerned? If the marriage is put to the end it may enable all parties to enjoy a happy life where children can grow in an appropriate atmosphere, Paul said: 'If anyone does not provide for his relatives and especially for his immediate family, he has denied the faith and if worse than an unbeliever.' Continuing to bring your children up in an unstable marriage may have a detrimental effect on their live therefore, divorce could be the best option, Jesus said 'Love one another as I have loved you.' In conclusion, divorce is still a fiercely debated subject, whereby no universal rule can be made that applies to all situations. However, I personally believe, that marriage should be for a life time, and those involved in a relationship must abide by their vows, 'Till death do us part.' I believe that it is a commitment that should only be made when both parties are absolute in undertaking marriage for life, 'It is better not to marry if possible, but if you burn with passion, then marry.' However, I believe there are instance where divorce should be aloud such as in domestic abuse and where a marriage is not working well. This would only end up in all parties becoming distraught therefore, causing more anguish for all concerned. 'Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.' ...read more.

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