Myths about Marriage conflict and the Bible:

  1. Myth: Marital conflicts and divorce indicates fault on both sides.
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    There is often an innocent party in a divorce.
    A. Constitutes unscriptural accusation, 2 Cor 13:1-2.
    B. Condemns the righteous: Hosea was innocent: Hos.3:1; God was innocent: Jer.3:8; Christ was innocent: Gal.1:6; Wife of youth was innocent:
    ""Yet you say, 'For what reason?' Because the Lord has been a witness between you and the wife of your youth, against whom you have dealt treacherously, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant." Malachi 2:14; The innocent Christian abandoned by the unbelieving spouse: 1 Cor 7:15
    C. Unlike God's hatred, Mal.2:16 (includes qualified authorization) Catholics condemn all divorce. Rejection contributes to fading societal stigma against divorce (Alive and well in the Church).
    D. Denies Divine authority for divorce From Moses, Matt.19:8. Same word, I Cor.14:34; Same root, Acts 26:12; Consider H.S.'s description of Joseph's action, Matt.1:19.
    E. From Christ. Mark 10:2-3. "lawful?...What did Moses command you?" Matt.5:32. Condemned, "except for unchastity."

  3. Going to bed without resolving a problem. Harboring a grudge or anger from the previous day. (Eph 4:26-27)
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  5. Marriage increases a women's risk of domestic violence.
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    (Studies have proven the opposite. Single women experience greater domestic violence than married women. Women living common law have much higher domestic violence rates than married women. Marriage is a safer haven for women than single or common law for a variety of reasons.)

  7. Only professional, certified marriage councilors or Ph D level psychiatrists can help serious marriage problems.
  8. "Fellow Christians can't help." (Shouldn't one with divine wisdom be able to help? God says we should be competent to help, Rom15:14. Since we have all the answers, unloving not to help, 2 Pet.1:3)


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