Ideally, God would want us to avoid divorce, but it takes two people working for a common goal. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. If a person commits adultery then God provides a valid reason for divorce, it is one of few exceptions.
Matthew 19:9 “I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery.”
Even though there are grounds for divorce, it shouldn’t be the first option people choose. The question that needs to be addressed is; can a marriage survive adultery?
Adultery doesn’t just happen overnight; it usually takes time to build to that point. I would venture to guess that it is a rare occurrence that anyone would get married with adultery being on the table. Adultery may be a physical act. However, it isn’t the root cause. Often adultery occurs because there are other unmet needs and wants. People have affairs because they meet someone that makes them feel needed, heard, valuable, desirable and understood. For some reason, the communication between husband and wife has broken down to the point where these needs aren’t being met.
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