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Divorce and Remarriage in the Bible: The Social and Literary Context
Click here for Part 1 of this two-part series. Instone-Brewer does not address abuse in as much depth as I do. In his scholarly book he talks about neglect more than he talks about abuse. He does not offer a definition of abuse or of neglect. For example:. Jesus and Paul both emphasized that believers should hold marriages together even at great cost to themselves. It seems to me that when Instone-Brewer wrote this he was not aware of how damaging that sentence could be for victims of domestic abuse.
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Pastor Dave Online. One of the most difficult contemporary issues that the church has to wrestle with is the issue of divorce and remarriage. Is divorce every acceptable? On what grounds can a person divorce their spouse? What options are available to the victims of abuse within marriage?