Is Divorce OK?

August 15, 2009

“Some Pharisees came up to Jesus, testing Him…whether it was lawful for a man to divorce his wife.” – Mark 10:2

People often ask me, “Can I get a divorce and still be right with God?” Many want to know if divorce is ever okay.

Jesus was asked that question and He responded by talking about marriage. The right question to ask is “How can I make the most of my marriage?”

Here’s a hint. Several years ago Myron Augsberger did a survey that found that even in a culture where one of every two marriages ends in divorce, Christian marriages where the couples are active in the church only end in divorce one out of every forty marriages. And more amazing is the fact that for Christian marriages where the couple has a daily devotional life, there is only one divorce out of every four hundred marriages.

Going to church and being a Christian doesn’t guarantee success in marriage, but it sure does help the odds. And with one out of every two marriages not making it, these are the odds I’m going to take.

So if you’re contemplating divorce and wondering if it is okay, why don’t you ask instead, “what can I do to make the most of my marriage?” With God’s help, you’ll discover marriage as God intends it to be.