I think Jesus has no say so in marriage. Only the two people who are making an agreement of marriage should have the terms. They are the ones who are affected most. Children could be affected also. Who's to judge better than the parents if staying together or seperating is a better option? Sometimes it maybe better to seperate than argue and hate each other in front of the child.<quoted text>
Mike - hey, I'm on your side. No, I don't want the situation of casting the first stone. Jesus did say no divorce, except for adultery I guess, but annulments say it was never a valid marriage to begin with. Once again, all bases are covered.
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#22 Nov 26, 2010
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#23 Nov 26, 2010
Hi mike, I can give you a firsthand example. My sister (now deceased) had 4 children, 2 boys, 2 girls. The last 2 kids, one boy & one girl, were from her second marriage. This marriage was a disaster and you could almost feel the hatred between her and this second husband, tho I must admit he was a decent father to his kids. The youngest girl told me that she didn't even realize her family was dysfunctional until she was in her teens. She was all too aware of the animosity between her parents and made up her mind that she was going to get out of the house as soon as she turned 18. Not long before she was 18 her parents did split up. My husband and I predicted this girl, Tiffany, would latch onto the first guy who came along so she could get away from her unhappy home life. That's exactly what happened. She dropped out of school as soon as she turned 18, picked up with this 38-yr old guy who had a jail record, was into drugs and couldn't hold a job for long.(I'm quite sure she's also into drugs and heavy drinking.) She moved in with him, he had custody of his 2 kids and then before you know it Tiffany had 2 kids by him. SHE worked while he stayed at home and slept (he claimed anxiety prevented him from working - who doesn't have on-the-job stress?- They live in a slum area of Allentown PA where it's not even safe to go out in the daytime without carrying pepper spray. Oh, mike, there's more. Tiffany and he eventually broke up and she's now with another guy about 20 yrs older than her, he has custody of his 3 kids and doesn't work either. From the frying pan into the fire. Anyway, Tiffany had told me that she thought parents should never stay together just because of the kids, that she always felt the anger in the house and it made her and the other kids miserable. Way back in the fifties it was believed that you should stay together for the sake of the kids, but at what price? Not worth it. I'm glad we're past that passe and archaic thinking. Staying together in a loveless marriage does more harm than good. Take care :)
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