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3 Vital Things Married Christians Should Consider Before They Divorce Their Partner

Divorce as a practice may not be totally new under the surface of the Earth. The only difference is, it is now being talked about by most people and many are opting for it for reasons best known to them. However, the truth of the matter is, uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. All things being equal, no sane man or lady would enter into marriage with the mind of leaving it. Again, to some people, divorce is the last resort, while to others, it is more like an abomination to them ; they will never go for it no matter how bad the situations surrounding their marriages are.

Interestingly, though, it is not every man or lady who divorced the wife or husband that is happy with that choice few years after. If some divorcees could turn back the hands of time, they would not divorce their spouses when they did due to the regrets that followed.

Nevertheless, no matter what may prompt you into divorcing your husband or wife, consider the following things before you think of separating from your partner:

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1. You should be separated by the death of your partner and not by situations surrounding your marriage.

Marriage vows taken during White Wedding in the church are not recited for the fun of it. According to the content of the vows, two married people are not to divorce each other no matter the situation surrounding their marriage. The only thing that can bring separation into the lives of married couples is death. The more reason why you should not be in a haste to marry someone except you are willing and ready to be with him/her against all odds. For you to reach the decision of marrying a person, it means you are prepared to manage the person's weaknesses and strengths altogether.

2. It is sinful to divorce your partner except on infidelity ground.

According to the stand of the Holy Book in divorce, if there is no case of infidelity (with evidence, of course), you should not think of divorcing your wife or husband, because it is a sin against God. So, unless you want to disobey God's commandment, the only thing that should validate separating from your partner is cheating. Otherwise, try and bear with the person as you come together to solve whatever the shortcomings in your marriage may be. Don't forget that there is no perfect marriage anywhere. Read Matthew 5:32 for the confirmation.

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3. You are not to remarry after divorce until your partner dies.

If you should divorce on the ground of infidelity, have it at the back of your mind that you are to stay unmarried, and if you must remarry after the divorce, you must wait till your partner dies. According to the Bible, anything contrary to that is a sin against God.

"But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife." 1 Corinthians, 7:11

From the above information, you will agree with me that, divorce is not something that a married Christian should carry out carelessly and thoughtlessly because it is not as easy as it appears.

Most importantly, if you are a single man or lady reading this, to be on the safer side, DO NOT rush into marriage. Take as much time as you want before you marry someone. It is better to marry late and marry right at once than to marry early and start all over again after divorce. Divorce is not a good thing because its effects can sometimes be extended to the children.

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