Divorced christian dating

I would remind you that this is a parallel passage to Matthew 19.I understand that the reason why Jesus does not mention the exception in Mark's Gospel is that He is trying to emphasize "the rule" and not "the exception." That was the problem with the Pharisees.

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They tell us that Jesus meant for this to apply only during the betrothal period, before the marriage was consummated.

Our Lord's questioners responded by asking why Moses commanded that one give his wife a bill or certificate of divorce.

Jesus made it very clear that Moses never commanded divorce; he permitted it because of the hardness of men's hearts (Matthew 19:7-8). In a sinful, fallen, world, divorce is a pragmatic way of dealing with broken relationships.

I think all Christians would agree that God's ideal for marriage is "one man and one woman, living together in marriage until parted by death." We see this emphasized by our Lord in Matthew 19:3-12.

As strict as the Pharisees were, they believed that divorce was permissible.

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