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But I couldn’t shake the feeling that they’d already proved they had no staying power.
And what about all that emotional baggage that comes with a divorce – once bitten, twice shy? But over time, I had to repent of my prejudices and revise my assumptions.
Almost all New Testament scholars agree that this saying is an abbreviation of a saying of Jesus that appears in its fuller form in Matthew 32 in the Sermon on the Mount.
After discussing his views contrasted with those in Judaism, Jesus remarks, "It was also said, ' Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.' But I say to you that anyone who divorces his wife, except on the ground of unchastity, causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery." It is noteworthy that Jesus clearly sees some circumstances that legitimize divorce.
Can I start dating, or do I have to wait until the divorce is final?
This so-called exception clause appears here in Matthew 5 and again in Matthew 19 but does not occur in either Mark or Luke.
For one thing, the concept of “dating” as we know it today is nowhere mentioned in the Bible.
Most marriages in Bible times were arranged, and any contact between two prospective spouses was strictly monitored.
Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons, OR, to give an alternative to the author’s advice, you, Christian Man, could do Missionary dating – where you date/marry a person with the intention of getting that person emotionally invested, and then try to convert him/her. Jesus clearly taught that unless the first marriage ended due to a partner’s sexual infidelity, a second marriage is to be considered invalid and adulterous.
A divorced woman, therefore, is off limits for a Christian man–unrepentant adultery being a sin that prevents one from obtaining eternal life (1 Cor 6:9).
In addition, no matter what view one takes on the issue of divorce, it is important to remember Malachi : “‘I hate divorce,’ says the LORD, the God of Israel” (NAS).