reflections to fix our eyes on Jesus
83%I missed:#8 - I am not sure about this one. There are consequences for actions; however, this (marriage) is speaking of a covenant; sure "trust" may never be awarded, but to break a covenant? I am not sure, what about Matthew 19:6-8? I will have to read up on this. Things that make you go, Hmmmm.#9 - I found this odd too. The reason being, I believe David wrote about his struggles in the Psalms, open and honestly. So my response/question would be, is this (i.e. David's Psalms about his hurts "Wrong"? - that seems to conflict) wrong?
I agree with you on #8, but I'm interested to see what Chris says further. I think if true repentance takes place and true forgiveness is offered then divorce should not take place. Reconciliation is always the ideal. I do believe the Scriptures give just cause for divorce in certain situations (immorality, abandonment), but I believe this assumes a lack of repentance and forgiveness.John Piper holds to a no divorce for any reason position. He outlines it in his "This Momentary Marriage" book. So I guess he would agree as well (even if it is for different reasons)!On #9, I think there must be a distinction between lingering over hurts and expressing them to God. That balance may be hard to discern.