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What are Christian beliefs on Divorce.

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Heather Brown 29th January 2008 Divorce Since 1960 there has been an increase of 144,000 people a year getting divorced. Today in 2008 one in four marriages ends in divorce and 3 out of the 4 people who get divorced end up re-marrying. God designed marriage, it was intended for life and no man should separate it. Many Christians have different views but most believe that marriage should be forever and people should not get divorced. Matthew 19:6 "What God has joined together let man not separate" This quote from the Bible means that in marriage God has joined a couple together and no man should separate this. ...read more.

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The vows say 'till death us do part' so when a couple gets divorced they have broken their promise to god. Jesus taught that a man an a woman were to get married and not to have sex before marriage. Marriage was intended for life. Romans 7:2 'A married woman is bound to her husband as long as he is alive, but if her husband dies, she is realised from the law of marriage.' This quote from the bible proves that marriage was intended to be until death parted you from your partner. Many things can make a marriage end in divorce e.g. alcohol or drug addiction, gambling, adultery, financial pressure, the pressure of work, unemployment, arguments over the children, religious differences and childlessness. ...read more.

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An annulment can take place under these conditions; If there is a lack of consent, a lack of judgement, inability to perform the duties of marriage and a lack of intention. If you do get divorced and marry another person this is seen as adultery, as it is said in the bible. Luke 16:18 'Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery.' Different Christian churches have different beliefs on divorce, some more strict than others. The Church of England is now teaching that divorce is acceptable this began in 1966. The Roman Catholic Church believes that a marriage cannot end there only solution is an annulment. Most churches often help couples that are thinking about divorce by giving them counselling, wise words and teachings from the bible so that the marriage can be saved and not end in divorce. ...read more.

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