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All articles & reviews tagged with divorce

News

October 2018
News > Society

Government plans for ‘no-fault’ divorce

Marriages will be broken up more quickly and easily if government plans get the go-ahead following an announcement to consult on new proposals in England and Wales. Critics say the move would further ‘trivialise marriage’, but the government says it would make splits less acrimonious. The consultation will, among other things, consider the introduction…

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Article

March 2018
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Solving conflicts in the home

We have an announcement to make — today, our families and marriages are under siege. Good communication and conflict resolution are important in a healthy and edifying marriage and home life, but are they missing in ours? Marital disagreements may occur for various reasons. There can be unrealistic expectations of our spouse, or the…

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Review

March 2018
Reviews > Book

The Divorce Dilemma: God’s Last Word on Lasting Commitment

Marriage breakdown, a sad feature of western society, is also occurring all too frequently among God’s people. Christian couples are walking away from their marriage partners for all kinds of reasons and remarrying into adulterous relationships. Churches are giving inadequate instruction on marriage and divorce and are lax in their practice and discipline. Believers…

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Article

November 2000
Articles > Biblical/theological

Believer beware!

‘The days are evil’, wrote the Apostle, and it appears that they still are. We can hardly find words to describe the depths to which we have sunk in our own day. There was just as much evil in former days, but our generation is guilty of new depths because of the attitude of…

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Article

July 2000
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Divorce and remarriage (2)

Marriage is not only the principal building block in society but also has a pivotal role in human life, not least in the church. There is no greater bond on earth between two mortals than the marital vow and covenant. It is so intimate that it surpasses our relationship with our beloved parents. That…

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Article

July 2000
Articles > Ecclesiological & Pastoral

Divorce and remarriage (3)

The increasing need to deal with divorce at a church level is both discouraging and encouraging. On the one hand it reflects the terrible decline in moral standards in society as a whole; on the other, it often indicates that people from that society are being converted. Whatever the reason, we need to think…

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Article

July 2000
Reviews > Book

Book review: Putting asunder

Derek Swann reviews the book Putting asunder by Stephen Clark (Bryntirion Press, 312pp, £9.99) The subject of divorce is highly controversial and there is little consensus of understanding, even among Christians who hold a high view of Scripture. When the subject of remarriage after divorce is introduced into the equation, the difficulties increase. The…

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