Jesus’ response in verse 32 is that God does not permit divorce except for one very specific reason. Notice that while Jesus was plainly confronting the Pharisees’ too-lax attitude toward divorce, He expressly recognized an exception: ‘except for the reason of unchastity…’” As Mac Arthur explains more fully in a later chapter, “Jesus was speaking of the kind of serious unrepentant sexual sin that represents a full-on assault against the sanctity of the marriage union and irreparably fractures every vestige of trust and intimacy.” And read his following statement carefully: “Some Christians, with the good motive of wanting to halt the social ills of divorce, would prefer to ignore or explain away the exception clause and insist that divorce is never permissible, period.
However, I believe that the way we view divorce (and remarriage) says a lot about how we view marriage. Divorce “under certain circumstances,” is allowed; but, “no remarriage is allowed – ever- at any time, for anybody, for any reason.” 4.
I know a boat load of Christians who are trusting in firearms for their safety instead of God– which is idolatry. And, don’t even get me started on the fact that Paul also mentions “abusive” people in that passage also. You know, the kind of people we’re supposed to shun.
That’s a whole other can of worms that would require shunning a lot of Christians in leadership. so let’s make the list of people we’re going to shun even longer. This is precisely why we are to make Jesus– and nothing else– the center of our faith and practice.
Dating may or may not have marriage as its goal."The very purpose and end of courtship is marriage; therefore, if we have a motive other than that, then we have to seek God's grace to change our hearts.
Christians should not be selfish to pursue their own desires and needs."The motive for dating or courting is marriage.