Marriage and Divorce Essay examples

695 Words Jul 21st, 2014 3 Pages
Latrina Longmire
APA
Theo 202 D07

Essay on Anthropology: Marriage and Divorce
Marriage is a sacred vow between a man and a woman and the Bible gives us guidance. As Christians there are many verses within the Bible that teach on marriage for newlyweds, husbands, wives and engagement. The Bible says that marriage is for companionship and intimacy. Then the Lord God made a woman from the rib he had taken out of the man, and he brought her to the man. The man said, 'This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called 'woman,' for she was taken out of man.' For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and they will become one flesh. (Genesis 2:18 21-24 NIV). In a marriage,
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The brother or the sister is not bound in such circumstances; God has called us to live in peace.” (1 Cor. 7:15 NIV), and sexually immorality, “I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.” (Matt 19:9 NIV). I like what D.J. Atkinson had to say in regards to the law concerning divorce. He said, “This legislation is granting permission, not giving a command.” (Elwell, 2001). Atkinson is referring to the verse in Deuteronomy 24:1. A Christian is permitted to remarry once they have repented for breaking the covenant of marriage with their partner. Remarriage was presupposed in the Deuteronomy legislation (Deut. 24:1-4), although it was forbidden for a woman to remarry and then return to her former spouse. (Elwell, 2001)
Today most marriages end in divorce due to adultery and money. Even though it is a sacred bond, most do not feel this way today. I believe that it is truly a bond that should not be broken and that it can and should be repaired at any cost, besides the three reasons listed previously in this essay. I also believe that the church should encourage teachings on how to stay married and what to do if it does not work out. The way that I was raised, divorce is frowned upon. We are not really taught how to live after divorce. There are many who get married at a young age and have no idea how to make a marriage work. We should live as the Bible teaches us in order to remain

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