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Interestingly, we find that in church cultures where you go hard on the absolutes, it can create a culture of secrecy, and people don't tend to talk about serious marriage problems until it’s too late because of stigma.

— John Harding

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Jesus then left that place and went into the region of Judea and across the Jordan. Again crowds of people came to him, and as was his custom, he taught them. Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?”

— Mark 10:1-2

What did Moses command you?” he replied. They said, “Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away.”

— Mark 10:3,4

“It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote you this law,” Jesus replied.

— Mark 10:5

“But at the beginning of creation, God ‘made them male and female.’

— Mark 10:6

‘For this reason, a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh.’

— Mark 10:7,8

When they were in the house again, the disciples asked Jesus about this.

— Mark 10:10

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He answered, “Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her. And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery.”

— Mark 10:11-12

The disciples said to him, “If this is the situation between a husband and wife, it is better not to marry.”

— Matthew 19:10