Posted via Mobile DeviceI believe in Biblical Marriage. Like Moses and his two wives. Jacob and his two wives and their handmaidens. King David and his 35 wives. Solomon and his 700 wives and 300 concubines. Abraham and his wife and concubines. You know, like the Bible says. Is that traditional enough?
But who or where does it say that you're supposed to live happily ever after? I personally don't believe there is such a thing.To me I always hope that my marriage is a forever thing and I go into it fully planning to do that, but I am a firm believer in that sometimes people change or grow apart and you don't always get that happily ever after you were seeking. And I know of several couples who are currently happily married but didn't get it right until the second or even THIRD try.
And these are all legit reasons for me to end a marriage or want out:
- physical abuse
- constant verbal abuse or total disrespect
- sexual abuse against a child
Well we all hope to live "happily ever after" and there are some couples that do, but it's getting more and more rare these days.But who or where does it say that you're supposed to live happily ever after? I personally don't believe there is such a thing.
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Sign me up. I won't be divorcing any of them in the absence of porneia.It does say in the bible that a man can have many wives but only if he can provide for all of them. There was usually a good reason for that though such as the woman was unable to conceive. They didn't do it just so they could sleep with more than one woman. What I mean by traditional marriage view is the staying together no matter what unless they are abusive or cheating.
:iagree:I have two deal breakers: infidelity and abuse. Barring those, divorce would be my very last option to deal with marital issues. It takes two to make a marriage work, though. I refuse to be miserable in this life. If my marriage reached an impasse, and all reasonable avenues had been exhausted to move forward together, then I could go forward alone.
I do think many people divorce at the first hint that their marriages or their partners are not perfect. And that's sad, really. They pursue personal happiness to the detriment of everyone around them, looking for external validation, when in reality, true happiness and contentment starts on the inside. If your not happy with yourself, any happiness you find with others will be fleeting.