The case against divorce in the bible is
found in the Book of Matthew 19:6, So they are no longer two but
one. Therefore what God has joined together let man not
Every christian dating
couple must recognize that however careful they may be in selection,
and however hard they may try to make it succeed, their marriage may
fail, just as one or the other may die.
A recognition of this possibility is quite
different, however, from the attitude of "oh well, we'll try it. If
it doesn't work out we can always get a divorce." Young people who
are willing to make a serious effort to succeed have every reason to
A determination to succeed can often compensate for
other limitations. Those who have an awareness of their partners'
difficulties were thus in a far better position than many couples
who are suddenly tripped by problems which they had not foreseen.
The points which I have mentioned of background, character
traits, and personality
traits are all important.
But none is a substitute for the will to
success. Without that, people ideally mated otherwise may drift
apart and break up. With this, many other limitations can and are