Divorce a Sin?

Is divorce a sin? This is a very real and pertinent question for our time. Now, bear with me here, the short answer is yes. But so is being in a relationship in which we are abused or in which we become increasingly angry at our spouse. Being in a relationship which causes us pain and anguish only causes us to sin further. When we have hateful or vindictive thoughts of our partner; when a healthy relationship cannot be obtained through counseling; divorce is less sinful than remaining in a relationship that causes us to sin over and over again. I don’t know anyone who has gone through a divorce and thought it was easy or fun. Yet it may ultimately be a good thing, even if it is hard and pain

Stumbling Blocks

P roper 21, Year B, RCL, Track 1 Psalm 124, James 5:13-20, Mark 9:38-50 Back in 2001, a small church in Colorado, no bigger than ours, prepared and served a Thanksgiving meal. The church had a concern for families in need as well as others who had no one to share a meal with. There was no way that the church’s small parish hall could accommodate the anticipated crowd so they partnered with a local elementary school in order to use their kitchen and cafeteria. That Thanksgiving they served 120 people. A few years later Amy, the three girls, and I moved into the house directly across from this school. The moving truck had left less than 12 hours before. There was no way we were going to be abl

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