Friday, March 7, 2008

Marriage and Divorce in the Body of Christ

I have seen the statistics that have been documented as to how many divorces there have been in the world and what percentages is actually in the church. No matter the number, isn't it astounding? Are those numbers real? Is divorce higher in the church than it is in the world? Should we automatically believe what has been documented?

Actually, I was believing it and my first reaction is, why should any of us get married if divorce is inevitable? But then we must use the intelligence we were given. Wouldn't that be a distraction not to do what we know to do that is right? Isn't that what the world is suppose to do so they could point the finger at the Christian for not adhering to the Word? No matter what seems to be the fad, the church cannot go along with everyone that is riding on the bandwagon. The Word says that the road is broad that leads to destruction (Matthew 7:13 AMP). We are to stay on the path of righteousness where there is peace an no oppression.

With that understood, I have a question to pose. God told us to let our yay be yay and our nay to be nay (Matthew 5:37 AMP). He warned us about pledges and vows. For this reason many Christians have opted not to serve on jury duty. My question then is, where did the marital vows come from and why aren't they in the scriptures? When God told us about vows and pledges He didn't make the stipulation for marriage only. So I ask, should Christian weddings be different from the world or are people so untrustworthy that we must make pledges to maintain the strength of the marriage? Oh, but according to statistics, isn't there a problem anyway?

2 comments:

Lenora said...

For the statistics on marriage:
www.divorcemag.com/statistics/statsUS.shtml

An article on not believing the statistics:"Don't Believe The Divorce Statistics" by Jim Killam www.christianitytoday.com/mp/7m2/7m2046.html

And the Associated Press writes an interesting article:www.divorceform.org/mel/rbaptisthigh.html

I'm still searching for where the wedding vows come from.

What are your thoughts?

Lenora said...

For the statistics on marriage:
www.divorcemag.com/statistics/statsUS.shtml

An article on not believing the statistics:"Don't Believe The Divorce Statistics" by Jim Killam www.christianitytoday.com/mp/7m2/7m2046.html

And the Associated Press writes an interesting article:www.divorceform.org/mel/rbaptisthigh.html

I'm still searching for where the wedding vows come from.

What are your thoughts?