First, many Protestants accept divorce in the case of abuse even though no such escape clause exists in the Bible. Some say that it means divorce is okay so long as no remarriage occurs, but that only refers to a legal divorce, not whether or not the abused wife is still married in God’s eyes. In fact, she is still married in God’s eyes, which is why the Bible is so clear that whoever marries a divorcee is committing adultery; you commit adultery when you sleep with someone God does not give you permission to. In cases of extreme physical abuse, then physical separation is entirely reasonable. But even if you obtain a legal divorce, you are not divorced in God’s eyes.
sunshinemary, Woman and the dragon 39 Comments
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