Stupid Things Naive Christians Say (About Adultery, Divorce) from Divorce Minister Blog
If you’ve spent any time on this blog, you know I’ve never been married. Nonetheless, I am sometimes interested in articles about divorce and how and why marriages end in ruins, and how churches support – or, as is usually the case, fail miserably to support – people who are getting divorced.
Just as most evangelical and Baptist Christians are horrid, naive, and / or insensitive at comforting or advising adult, never married and/or celibate singles, so too, it appears, they are just as horrible about helping or advising divorced people. Read on (just some excerpts here, not the whole post):
Remember, this is only a partial list, as I do not want to copy the entire page to my blog:
- Stupid Things Naive Christians Say To Faithful Spouses:
- “There’s always two sides to a story.”
- Response: I am curious–what story could someone possibly tell that makes committing adultery okay in the eyes of God?
“God hates divorce.”
- Response: God may hate divorce, but He hates sin and adultery more. God divorces Israel over her repeated adulteries after all.
“It’s a headship problem.”
- Response: No, you’re confused. It’s a sin problem–as in in “Thou shalt not commit adultery” sin problem
- “You let yourself go.”
- Response: Because it says “Thou shalt not commit adultery unless your spouse lets herself go?” I guess I missed that annotated version of the Ten Commandments.
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