Remarriage

Romans 7:1-4

Matt.5:32, Matt.19:9, Gal.2:19, Gal.5:18, Col.2:14

Mark 10:12

Matthew 19:4-6 NRSV

Matthew 5:32

Matt. 5:32 and 19:9

Mark 10:11 and Luke 16:18

1 Corinthians 7:15 NRSV

John 4

Matthew 5:29-30 NRSV

Luke 14:12 NRSV

 

C.S. Lewis addressed the issue well. Writing to one who inquired about the right of the innocent party in a divorce to remarry he said: “All I would say is that the matter should be decided once and for all now while the question of re-marriage is purely academic, so as to save you from painful indecisions later on, and also because your whole future attitude to your thoughts and feelings and indeed much of your social behaviour must be governed by it.” (Yours, Jack, Spiritual Direction from C.S. Lewis, p. 258, edited by Paul F. Ford, Harper One, 2008, emphasis by the author.)

C. S. Lewis has noted, `Ceasing to be “in love” need not mean ceasing to love.’4 When such times come (and they will come), agape disciplines and nurtures eros. Agape has the staying power that can fan the embers of eros into flame once again.

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