Dating after divorce for christians
As I understand it, divorce is never ok for a Catholic.(As always, feel free to correct me if I’m wrong.) But how does that square with scriptures like Matt.
==== Another possible scenario from a real event I personally know. The man wrestled with the murder of his child and the tragedy of his relationship with that woman. A dozen years later, he is now in the middle of his theological studies in preparation to receive priestly ordination.) Ah!I’m just confused on the Catholic church’s position on it.“except for marital unfaithfulness” seems to be a mistranslation.In the event that the original marriage was not valid for some reason, an annulment would be needed before re-marriage.I see your viewpoint, Tim, but to me that still seems to go against what Jesus is saying.If someone like Herod would have divorced and entered into a marriage which was actually lawful and valid, that would not have constituted adultery, because the marriage to Philip’s wife was invalid anyway.
If I can remember where I saw the explanation, I’ll post back.
For example one always has the right, but not the obligation, to protect themselves from physical harm.
So if a spouse is being beat their right to physical protection is greater than the obligation to remain wed.
19:9 (“I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery.”)?
Obviously, divorce is a terrible thing, and I’m in no way advocating for it.
Think of Herod, who married Philip’s wife, and got criticized by John the Baptist for that.