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Am I Free From My Husband

My husband has filed for divorce on our 1 year anniversary because we have had rough times. I am a Christian he comes from catholic background and quit going to church once we got married. I do not want the divorce I have prayed and continue. Is he departing me and do I set him free?

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That's a very difficult situation you are in right now. Sure, you have to pray. But also tell your husband that you don't want a divorce. And many couples have difficulties. But does he want to work on your marriage? And though it would be difficult if there is no any other option you have to let him go. And Catholic doesn't mean born again believer. May God be with you.
---Anna on 2/1/08

Debbie, that refers to a marriage of unbelievers where one converted to Christianity. In this case both should have been believers, although clearly the Catholic man was only a nominal Catholic (in name only) and therefore not a believer - this should have become apparent during the marriage preparation course that Catholics are required to take before getting married, or during the dating process.
---lorra8574 on 5/28/07

If you married in the Catholic Church, you may seek an annulment. If you were married in your own church then it may be nullified already - Catholics are not permitted to marry outside of a Catholic Church without permission of his or her priest. Permission is certainly possible, but must be obtained first.

You have my sympathies. If you still love him, you can try talking to his parents or his priest. They should value marriage as a sacrament and may help you to get marriage counciling.
---lorra8574 on 5/28/07

HI. I dont have ALL the answers, but I hope this can help. First, you were not equally yoked because he is Catholic and you are not. Second, HE filed for the divorce, so you are OFF the hook on that one, third, as far as working it out- you have a choice on that, but he might NOT want to reconcile. It could your belief differences, just pray , but it's why we should'nt be unequally yoked.I married a catholic-we're DIVORCED!
---Glenda on 5/28/07

"If the unbelieving (your husband) departs (wants a divorce)...let him depart (give it to him). But take back you idenity then....go forward with GOD....don't look back. YOU WILL BE BLESSED!!! He will regret it, but you will move on and won't want him back.
---jadE on 10/21/05

Marriage is a covenant designed by God and the word does state yes let the unbeliever depart, but not to remarry. For all those that are hurting due to divorce, I found a web site, that is helpful and encouraging for those going thru such a difficult time. Remember God is not absent of your situation.
---lisa on 10/21/05


What about the following:

"But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace" (I Corinthians 7:13-15).
---Debbie on 10/21/05

Do Not Divorce!! Unless adultery has been committed you cannot divorce. Death releases us from the covenant that was made before the Lord. Stand in the gap for your husband, pray that God will open his eyes the enemy has him blinded. God can and does restore marriages.
---lisa on 10/20/05

The answer to your question is found in Romans 7 and 1 Corinthians 7 and Mattew 5:31,32. That is simply the gospel. There is no room for error in these last days sister. Galatians 6:6-9 should make everyone's answer void according to the Word of God.
---Solomon on 10/20/05

im sorry for all your troubles my husband and i have had rough times and he also talked of divorce but i prayed and kept the faith and we are doing good now but as far as are you free i can tell you what the bible says about that read in ist corinthians chapter 7 it says let not the wife depart from her husband but if she does let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband and let not the husband put away his wife.
---tonya on 10/19/05

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