What about your/her children. If we were the only ones that mattered I doubt Jesus would have been so adament in his gospels.
There are four New Testament passages that talk about divorce:
There are four New Testament passages that talk about divorce: Matthew 5:31-32 Matthew 19:7-9 Mark 10:2-12 Luke 16:18 Mark and Luke make no exceptions.
The children? Good question. In the case of my wife’s children, their father died of leukemia when they were very young (she remarried after that).
Regarding my children, it was hard on them. But I take this position: I take responsibility for some of the problems in my first marriage, but not for the divorce. The reason? I didn’t do it. I had no choice. This is what no-fault divorce brings us to.
But once I was single I needed to marry, for the reasons Paul describes. I actually put together a band with two of my daughters and I councelled and tutored my third in my line of work. She is now a VERY successful business analyst. The other two went to college. One is now an accountant and the other a civil engineer. The divorce was hard on them but I was a lot better equipped to deal with it married than single. Single I was pretty worthless.
And my current wife took one of my daughters from the remedial math stage to becoming a math whiz in high school to the point that it became her favorite subject and her “remedial” teache said she was one of two students in his entire career teachin remedial math that successfully climbed out of that “group”. She is the one that is now a civil engineer who graduated with honors.
Meanwhile their mother burns through boyfriends and fights with each one incessantly (so say my girls, anyway).
But even after all that JBQ, none of them are Christian as adults. You don’t become a Christian because of who your parents are. That is between them and God. All I could do was teach them through His word and example - and pray for them. And their hostility to the faith is waning.