For Christians, divorce can be a sensitive topic and is one of many difficult and controversial issues that Christians face today. When the “D” word makes its way into conversation between you and your spouse, there is an immediate breakdown in the marriage relationship, leaving it vulnerable, at risk, and often at a crossroads. This is especially difficult when your spouse is also a Christian and you and your spouse have previously tried marriage counseling, restoration conferences, or working through reconciliation curriculum in an attempt to save your marriage.
As Christians, this reality is especially difficult because we know that God views marriage as sacred, life-long, and as a relationship that should model Christ’s sacrificial love for His Church. Ephesians 5:21-33 By this comparison, we can know that God’s best for us and for a Christ-centered marriage does not invite divorce, but instead sacrificial love and forgiveness. It is especially painful when one spouse has given up and stopped loving their spouse in this way.
God knows the great pain divorce causes for spouses, the children, extended family, friend groups, the parties’ finances & it breaks His heart. However, we also know that God’s Word says that there are sometimes reasons why a civil divorce may be the only possible way of ensuring certain legal rights such as for the well-being or safety of the family. Additionally, if one or both parties were not capable of entering into a marriage covenant, there may not even be a marriage that is valid. Secrets, histories of abuse, prior marriages unknown, mental health issues, and other interferences can be the cause of a spouse not having the requisite ability to enter into the marriage covenant.
Every marriage is unique, as are the reasons for divorce. If you’re considering, facing, or currently going through a divorce, you may be seeking like-minded legal counsel to help guide you through the legal process and work towards a resolution in a manner that reflects your faith. If this describes you, we are ready and willing to pray with you and to help you make informed decisions as we walk with you through this difficult time.