Divorce and separation is a difficult topic within Christianity and the Church. Separating couples often find it hard to find comfort and might not know who to turn to during this challenging time. Your church likely has support groups for divorce and separation and our blog offers tips and resources for help.
Bible Verses About Divorce and Separation
If you are seeking comfort, knowledge, and guidance, the best place to turn to is the Bible and remember what God has promised. Below are some Bible Verses about Divorce and Separation that will guide you back to peace and restoration.
Bible Verses about Divorce Prevention
1 Thessalonians 5:11
Encourage each other and build each other up.
For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church.
A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.
Bible Verses about Conflict
A truly wise person uses few words; a person with understanding is even-tempered.
"If someone has something against you, leave your sacrifice at the altar. Go and be reconciled to that person. Then come and offer your sacrifice to God".
"When you are on the way to court with your adversary, settle your differences quickly. Otherwise, your accuser may hand you over to the judge, who will hand you over to an officer, and you will be thrown into prison. And if that happens you surely wont be free again until you have paid the last penny."
"If another believer sins against you, go privately and point out the offence. If you are unsuccessful, take one or two others with you and go back again, so that everything you say may be confirmed by two or three witnesses. If the person still refuses to listen, take your case to the church. Then if she or she won't accept the church's decision, treat that person as a pagan or a corrupt tax collector."
1 Corinthians 6:7
Even to have such lawsuits with one another is a defeat for you.
Bible Verses about Revenge
Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God.
Bible Verses about Divorce
He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.
1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness.
I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God's love and keep you strong.
"So guard your heart; do not be unfaithful to your wife."
"Whoever divorces his wife and marries someone else commits adultery unless his wife has been unfaithful." If this is the case, it is better not to marry!" Not everyone can accept this statement, " Jesus said. "Only those whom God helps...Let anyone accept this who can."
Never pay back evil with more evil. Do things in such a way that everyone can see you are honorable. Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone.
Bible Verses about Divorce Bitterness
Look after each other so that non of you fails to receive the grace of God.
Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
"Look, I am sending you out as sheep among wolves. So be as shrewd as snakes and harmless as doves."
Bible Verses about Forgiveness
Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they don't know what they are doing."
"If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins."
Finally, I confessed all my sins to you and stopped trying to hide my guilt. I said to myself, "I will confess my rebellion to the Lord," And you forgave me! All my guilt is gone.
People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy.
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow - not even the powers of hell can separate us for God's love.
"My wayward children," says the Lord, "come back to me, and I will heal your wayward hearts."
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Scripture quotations are take from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright (c) 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.
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