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Title: Help with a Divorce?
Post by: Richard OFfill on July 06, 2014, 06:28:20 PM
In view of what the Bible/Spirit of Prophecy teaches about divorce and remarriage, would it be unwise to help the "innocent" party of a marriage gone bad to secure a divorce? A friend of mine, who became a Seventh-day Adventist Christian some years ago, was separated from her first and only husband at the time of her baptism.

In my discussions with her, reconciliation is not feasible and since their separation, he's gotten involved with another lady. However, to my knowledge, my friend has not had any involvements with any men. For some time she felt as though she could not marry again according to the teachings of the Bible/Spirit of Prophecy, but lately she has expressed a desire to hopefully marry in the future if she feels it's in the Lord's plan for her life.

Therefore, in view of this information and also her current financial condition, I've been considering giving her the funds to secure a divorce, but I want to be sure that I'm not going against the Lord's will on this matter. What should I do?
Title: Re: Help with a Divorce?
Post by: ColporteurK on July 06, 2014, 07:49:25 PM

If this  lady is currently not involved with a man what would be the reason to divorce right now?


Title: Re: Help with a Divorce?
Post by: Larry Lyons on July 06, 2014, 09:18:57 PM
A devout Christian man would probably feel a bit uncomfortable courting a married woman even if she is separated and is the innocent party.
Title: Re: Help with a Divorce?
Post by: sdazeal on July 06, 2014, 09:51:05 PM
She should move slowly. Very slowly. She has her whole life and will regret it if she moves too quickly. God can work miracles. Give Him the time to.
Title: Re: Help with a Divorce?
Post by: Ed Sutton on July 07, 2014, 01:05:54 AM
If she is Biblically free - it's her choice - not yours.
Title: Re: Help with a Divorce?
Post by: sdazeal on July 07, 2014, 06:33:43 AM
If she is Biblically free - it's her choice - not yours.

Ed, the question was whether Pastor O'Ffill should help pay for her divorce. So the choice is pastor's. My opinion is that anyone involved in this should move slowly and do nothing rash. Easier to say than to do.
Title: Re: Help with a Divorce?
Post by: ColporteurK on July 07, 2014, 06:52:58 AM
A devout Christian man would probably feel a bit uncomfortable courting a married woman even if she is separated and is the innocent party.

True, this is why I said....  if she is not involved with another man. I believe the pastor said that this was the situation. Divorces do not take that long these days in most cases. Courtship does not need to begin immediately. A platonic friendship is ok and a great way to get to know someone. People have a tendency to rush in too fast and get married anyway especially after a divorce.
Title: Re: Help with a Divorce?
Post by: newbie on July 07, 2014, 03:57:50 PM
she needs to wait until her ex commits adultery.....

then she is free to begin again for all the right reasons ...  Jesus comes first always
Title: Re: Help with a Divorce?
Post by: Richard OFfill on July 08, 2014, 09:14:05 AM
This question was asked to me by someone I don't know.