NOT arguing for the return of the death penalty for cheaters!

“If a man commits adultery with his neighbor’s wife, both the man and the woman who have committed adultery must be put to death.” -Leviticus 20:10, NLT When I quote from the Old Testament Law about adultery, my point is not to argue for a reinstatement for the death penalty. My point is to push … Continue reading “NOT arguing for the return of the death penalty for cheaters!”

Warning Against “Throwing Away Your Marriage”

And the man that committeth adultery with another man’s wife, even he that committeth adultery with his neighbour’s wife, the adulterer and the adulteress shall surely be put to death. -Leviticus 20:10, KJV “Don’t throw away your marriage over this,” the well-meaning pastor tells the sobbing faithful spouse upon discovery of the adulterous double life … Continue reading “Warning Against “Throwing Away Your Marriage””

Blog Turns Three!

When I started this blog, I considered this website to be mostly a brain-dump for immediate friends and family curious about my thoughts on matters related to divorce and adultery. Three years later… The blog has blossomed to a web resource that has received over 380,000 views and nearly 150,000 unique visitors from literally across … Continue reading “Blog Turns Three!”

Date Your Mate Nonsense!

Excuses might be found for a thief     who steals because he is starving. But if he is caught, he must pay back seven times what he stole,     even if he has to sell everything in his house. -Proverbs 6:30-31, NLT Dating your spouse. It is not that I am against having one-on-one romantic evenings or … Continue reading “Date Your Mate Nonsense!”

RE: What about the Mark 10 passage on divorce?

But that doesn’t mean that the law has lost its force. It is easier for heaven and earth to disappear than for the smallest point of God’s law to be overturned. -Luke 16:17, NLT In response to my post “What about the Mark 10 passage on divorce?” Bill wrote: We addressed this before. You have … Continue reading “RE: What about the Mark 10 passage on divorce?”

Godly Sorrow and Discerning Advice

Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death. – 2 Cor. 7:10, NIV When you see the fruit of advice destroying someone or yourself, you are seeing something bringing death as this verse tells us. This is not from God. God is not one who came … Continue reading “Godly Sorrow and Discerning Advice”

What about the Mark 10 passage on divorce?

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, NIV Unlike Matthew, Mark (and Luke in 16:18) does not provide an explicit exception for divorcing an adulterous spouse. Some find this omission in both Mark and … Continue reading “What about the Mark 10 passage on divorce?”

John Piper Is Okay With Widowed Spouses Remarrying…

“There won’t be marriage and giving in marriage like there are here and now. So, at the principle level, widows and widowers are free to marry in the Lord.” -John Piper answering “Can I Remarry If My Spouse Dies? Should I?” While this probably does not mark a change in Piper’s position regarding remarriage for … Continue reading “John Piper Is Okay With Widowed Spouses Remarrying…”

Cheaters as Bullies

The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. -Proverbs 12:18, NIV We hear stories in the news of bullies pushing people to kill themselves. It is truly awful. (By the way, please call 911 or reach out for emergency medical assistance if you are seriously considering suicide. The … Continue reading “Cheaters as Bullies”