Divorce and remarriage has been a topic of discussion for as long as humanity has had marriage. In the church it is an all too present fact which is the source of heartbreak, trauma, and sin. One unique aspect of divorce and remarriage is that it seems to be a place of perpetual sin. Is this the case? Where does grace and forgiveness fit in? Spoiler alert – grace and forgiveness needs to include another aspect, and that is the aspect of repentance.
“Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.”