Marry A Divorced Woman
Been divorced 4 years. Most women I meet are divorced. All chose divorce for other then the two reasons in the bible. Is it permissible for a Christian to marry someone who has left a marriage for other reasons then their spouse committing adultery, or the non-believer wanted out of the marriage?
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---Craig on 8/7/07
Helpful Blog Vote (7)
Jesus prohibited divorce except for adultery, that included lying about ones virginity. The non adulterer could remarry. The adulterer was not free to marry, and anyone marrying one is entering a prohibited marriage. A divorce without cause, was no divorce, and so, another marriage was a type of bigamy. The exception is in 1Corinthians 7:15. If the unbeliever departs, the Christian can remarry because the marriage was not 'in the Lord'. Please read Matthew 5:31-32, 19:3-12, Mark 10:2-12, Luke 16:18. Both Matthew 19:9 and 1Corinthians 7:27-28 allow remarriage.
Deuteronomy 22:17-19, 28-29, 24:1-4, Proverbs 2:17 (forsaketh husband), Isaiah 54:4-8, Jeremiah 3:1, Malachi 2:14-16, 1Corinthians 6:15-16, 7:10-17, 27.
---Glenn on 8/16/09|
What is a mans advantage if he gains the whole wide world and then loses his own soul?
---Carla5754 on 4/21/08|
Some people get married and then find out the truth. Maybe after the marriage they are abused, or their partner has affairs. Maybe their partner deserts them. Take the circumstances into account. Check out the story with one or two of your prospective partners friends and family. Don't go into it on blind trust.
---frances008 on 4/20/08|
Would you want to marry someone who is unable to make a lifetime commitment in a marriage and disobey the scriptures for their own purposes in divorce? I know I don't want such a person as a future spouse.
---Trish9863 on 4/20/08|
Seek first the kingdom of God and HIS righteousness, and all other things shall be added.
---ok on 8/24/07|
I have never heard of two genuine Christians choosing divorce. If Christians divorce, then one or both have an unclean heart (maybe due to adultery.) I think two Christians would be busy living for Jesus and would be able to work out petty human problems. Now, if one is not a true, born-again Christian - they must repent the divorce and they can be forgiven. I think if they are forgiven, they can marry again.
---melissa on 8/10/07|
I see nothing wrong with it myself. Cause Christians are not living under the law but living under grace. The sinners and living under the law because they're not under God's grace. But people will argue with you if you let them.
---Rebecca_D on 8/9/07|
What about the woman that was faithful, but husband had an affair, divorced his wife to re-marry? Maybe, just maybe, the wife is not a sinner and has nothing to be ashamed of doing. Yet, she is a divorcee!
---Annie on 8/8/07|
If you've done what is wrong, Jesus sees you as being sick and in need of a physician, NOT that you are ready for marriage. I know women who act so charming and delectable and brilliant and even religious and humanitarian >
showing how great they are, NOT humbling themselves.
And I can see their ways that still could cause yet another divorce.
Are you awestruck by these women's humility, Craig? (-:}
---Bill_bila5659 on 8/8/07|
I amnot sure. But I do know that one who is divorced should do his/her best to seek remarriage with the former spouse if at all possible. If this is done and attempt doesn't meet approval of other spouse, than maybe it is alright to remarry. But never seek marriage without prayerfully seeking God's guidance in the matter.
---Debby on 8/8/07|
the answers you're getting are based out of old testament law. Jesus came to fulfill the LAW. When Jesus spoke about this issue he always dealt with the HEART. Saying you can't re-marry would be like saying you can never commit adultery and be forgiven. Why you ask? Jesus said that if you look at a woman with Lust you committed adultery in your heart. If you have hate for someone you have committed murder. There are some things that only YOU and the Holy Spirit can work out. What is God telling you?
---Rich on 8/8/07|
I believe that if you repent for past behaviors, and your future wife does the same, that God will not only forgive the sins of the past but He will bless the new union. Of course you will have to go into this with full intent of staying together and living a Godly life! You cannot consider it another problem that can be resolved by divorce should it not work out. This is my humble opinion and cannot be backed up other than forgiveness of general sin and future behavior regarding that repentance.
---Cathy on 8/8/07|
In answer to your question - it would be easy on my part to say, "Yes", but this would be lie. The only reason given in the Bible for marrying again is if the spouce dies. While I've witnessed very successful marriages among divorced Christians, can't indorse such a move. Even you should not marry again. While the divorce may be OK if it's for adultery, there are no grounds for remarriage. Sorry!
---wivv on 8/7/07|
According to the Bible the other permissible condition is death. Marriage is a sacred covenent which has lost it's importance in this modern society. However, God continues to take it seriously. He is the same yesterday,today and always. The Bibls says that sometimes the way of a man seems right but it leads to distruction.
---jody on 8/7/07|
Both Marriage and Divorce are Civil law procedures. If a person is divorced they are free to remarry period.
With respect to the pool of eligible women it is a matter of demographics and age. Is women increase in age the pool of women who have never been married decreases, the pool of divorcees increases and the remainder are windows.
---notlaw99 on 8/7/07|