God Hates Divorce 💔: Divorce Bill in the Philippines

Christel Payseng
2 min readMay 27, 2024

In the Bible, we learn that God hates divorce. However, because of our stubbornness, unruliness, and disobedience, divorce was permitted during the time of Moses. In an ideal society, a happy married couple produces secure and loving children. These children, feeling secure and loved, are better equipped to love others and contribute positively to their communities. A healthy family mindset fosters stronger, more resilient communities.

Matthew 19:8–9 (NIV): Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning. I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another woman commits adultery.”

Mark 10:11–12 (NIV): 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.”

1 Corinthians 7:10–11 (NIV): “To the married I give this command (not I, but the Lord): A wife must not separate from her husband. But if she does, she must remain unmarried or else be reconciled to her husband. And a husband must not divorce his wife.”

Yet, due to the realities of sin, lust, vices, lack of forgiveness, cold-heartedness, physical violence, drugs, adultery, discontent, lack of wisdom, joy, and peace, as well as depression, lack of love for God, moral decline, unforeseen circumstances, and the consequences of wrong mindsets and environments, divorce becomes an unfortunate reality. It’s inevitable that divorce will be considered in the Philippines, as it was even among the Israelites. We are imperfect beings. Though we may not desire divorce, sometimes circumstances spiral beyond our control.

For those who pray for their spouses to change, who continue to love despite being left behind, and for married couples who hold on to the promise of the Lord for the restoration of love and healing in their marriages — there is hope. They may pass the divorce bill, and it seems likely they will. However, our hope should remain in the Lord Jesus Christ, not in any human law or impediments.

I’ve witnessed couples who have been separated for 20 years find restoration through the love of Christ. Nothing is impossible. My prayers are with you. No divorce bill can hinder a praying and surrendered husband and wife. 🌹

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Christel Payseng

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