As we wind up Jesus’ teaching in the Sermon on the Mount concerning divorce, I need to point out that Jesus specializes in mending broken lives–and yes, even those fractured by divorce. Notice God’s attitude toward failure: He never asked how they got into trouble, He knows. He never lea
A friend yesterday made this statement in response to our last post and asked me to explain further Jesus’ words in Matthew 5:31-32: “Having had a 3-year ‘practice marriage’ prior to my 32-year ‘life marriage’ I have always been uncomfortable with this passage.
Let me tell you about this man that came to his lawyer to seek a divorce. The lawyer asked him, “Do you have any Grounds?” The man replied, “About three acres”. The lawyer tried again, “No, I mean do you have a Grudge?” The man said, “No, but we have a carpo
A wife asks her husband, “Honey, if I died, would you remarry?” He replies, “After a considerable period of grieving, I guess I would. We all need companionship.” “Well”, she asked, “If I died and you remarried, would she live in this house?” “We
The world tells us to “try people on for size”. The world tells us to marry for convenience under the shadow of love. But God tells us that when we marry, we should be ready to wade through the muck of life together as a team. God, indeed Jesus, tells us that if we are committed to each
I am a “used husband” as my wife occasionally jokes. I am okay with her joke, I have been indeed divorced. I was married on a whim, we weren’t in love and I was a cultural Christian, meaning that I was not following Jesus but would say I was a Christian if asked because my parents