So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate. – Matthew 19:6 (NIV)
I don’t think divorce should ever be a common thing or the first thing a couple does when they have an argument. In some situations, divorce is the only answer.
A recent poll from Gallup shows that 73% of Americans feel that divorce is morally acceptable. That is up 14 points since 2001. The other interesting news is that the divorce rate is declining in the United States.
Gallup also reported the following about religious individuals and divorce:
More than any other major subgroup, “very religious” Americans — defined as those who attend church or some place of worship at least once a week — have been and remain the most morally opposed to divorce. But even their views have fundamentally shifted, such that, for the first time, a majority of this group (51%) calls divorce morally acceptable.
Maybe the best thing to remember when a friend or family member is going through a divorce is this:
Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. – Matthew 7:1-2 (NIV)