I wrote this back in the mid-1980's, when I was challenged by well-meaning, fellow Christians about a relationship I was developing with a 'divorced' woman. They were so convinced that I was out of God's will, that their attacks got vicous.
I decided that I needed to hear what God was trying to tell me, and it was this: "Take three days off from work, and read My word, learn My heart." I did.
Three days and quite a few pages of paper from a legal pad later, I had something in my hands I never expected to have. I had the first rough draft of what you are about to read.
Thanks to those Christians, and their commitment to their beliefs, here it is, years later, on the Internet. Also thanks to her. No, we never married. God got us together for other reasons.
You can go through it in sequence, by following the links at the bottom of each page, or you can go to each heading below and read it in whatever sequence you want!
Here are the different section titles, with links directly to them. If you want to read it in sequence, this gives you an idea of how the document flows:
- Death Certificates Don't Kill
- Definition of Marriage
- Death of Marriage
- God's View
- How to Handle It
- How Serious is It?
- Is it the Unforgivable Sin?
- Re-Marriage: Yea or Nay
- Does the Bible say ...?
- Scripture References
- 1st Corinthians Chapter 7, NAPSV
- (More on the NAPSV text!)
Managing Stress in Relationships
You see here what I learned, what I read and what I have come to strongly believe. I have had several ministers give me feedback on this, but more important is the feedback from readers like yourself, and the feedback from God!
God Bless You and Yours!