Divorce

by Sandra Allen Lovelace  @SandraALovelace  #WallflowerWomen  #TimetobeYOU!

Current events are not the usual focus of my life nor my blog. There may be a few posts related to the news, but I can’t remember even one title. That being said, there’s a barrage of statements, opinions, and comments I can’t ignore.

Social media is splashing the name of someone I met and interacted with as a teen across every screen. I checked in on them from time to time over the years., but I never met their spouse nor their three children. As a successful author of books haled as guides for biblical marriage by the Christian community, I admit the announcement of their impending divorce was a surprise.

A lot of people are closer to their situation and have different reactions. The point that unsettles me is that various parties find it necessary to inform the world of their opinion in the matter. Some are supportive, some negative, and some are downright nasty. With caution, I’ll share a few questions I have on the topic in general.

Divorce seems to have become the unforgivable sin across church culture today. One that requires immediate judgment and complete casting out. When did that happen? Share on X

There seems to be a flurry of activity among outsiders to dissect marriage relationships. And those with no first hand knowledge feel free to share their views publicly. How did that become acceptable?

Divorce seems to have become the unforgivable sin across church culture today. One that requires immediate judgment and complete casting out. When did that happen? Share on X

Culture at large seems to offer thoughtful, considerate, caring responses. Meanwhile, the Christian community takes up a superior position and points fingers. What would Jesus say about that stark contrast?

As for me, I agree with Luther Barnes in the song below. He needs to keep himself in line., and doesn’t have time to criticize.

Have church- or community-wide accusations touched you?
Where are you in the healing process?

The Almighty reigns,

   Sandra

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One Comment

  1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Kate. While I hold the same reverence for God’s institution of marriage, I may have a different view of the application of the word sin as it’s applied to the subject of divorce. .

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