Some Pharisees… came and tried to trap Jesus with this question: “Should a man be allowed to divorce his wife?” Jesus answered them with a question: “What did Moses say in the law about divorce?” “Well, he permitted it,” they replied. “He said a man can give his wife a written notice of divorce and send her away.”
But Jesus responded, “He wrote this commandment only as a concession to your hard hearts. But ‘God made them male and female’ from the beginning of creation. ‘This explains why a man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.’ Since they are no longer two but one, let no one split apart what God has joined together.” – Gospel of Mark 10:2-9
How many times have you heard the devastating statistics on divorce? From TV reports to your pastor quoting stats from the pulpit, your pre-marital counselor scaring you into staying married..and now your marriage counselor not sure if your marriage will survive because after all the divorce rate is 50%. I also bet you can tell me that the divorce rate is the same inside the Church as it is outside.
Haven’t we all heard these depressing life-less numbers? But you know something…I started noticing couples that had been married 40-50 years over the past several years. lots of them!…and I started to think, wait a second something just doesn’t seem right. All I have to do is look around and I’ll see examples of strong healthy marriages especially within the Church body.
So where is this disconnect of life-less divorce rate statistics we hear about….vs the life long marriages Godly, committed marriages we can see…if only we would take a look. Well, today on the show we are going to get to the very bottom of the statistical confusion that has paralyzed our country and Church when it comes to marriage and divorce.
Bio: Shaunti Feldhahn received her graduate degree from Harvard, and has worked on Wall Street and Capitol Hill. She unexpectedly became a social researcher and best-selling author equipping people with eye-opening, life-changing truths about personal and work relationships. She has sold two million copies in 22 languages.. She and her husband have two children and live in Atlanta.