Date of publication: 2017-09-04 21:14
Yet counsellors are restricted in their role with children through the divorce process because they see only those cases where custody or access matters are in dispute. At least 85 per cent of all Family Court cases involving children have no court contact at all. This follows from the Family Law Act's intention to avoid directives and instead to encourage conciliation in a helping court atmosphere. In such cases the parents - sometimes unilaterally, sometimes in conjunction with the children - make arrangements for the children tacitly or after private discussions. The role of the courts in these situations is to ascertain and declare its satisfaction with the arrangements made for the children's welfare.
If I were to give exhaustive expositions of each relevant text the paper would become a very large book. Therefore, what I plan to do is to give brief explanations of each of the crucial texts with some key exegetical arguments. There will be, no doubt, many questions that can be raised and I hope to be able to learn from those questions, and do my best to answer them in the discussion that will surround this paper.
My answer is that this irrelevancy is just the point Matthew wants to make. We may take it for granted that the breakup of an engaged couple over fornication is not an evil divorce and does not prohibit remarriage. But we cannot assume that Matthew s readers would take this for granted.
I 8767 m sorry Dean but human nature is quite predicable in regard to un-benneficial subconscious behaviors of various kinds including 8775 emotional contagion 8776 .
Buddhism identifies the affect as 8766 ignorance 8767 leading to confusion of awareness,
loss of compassion, and it 8767 s negative Karma. -which acts on others as we are all interrelated and share in the suffering.
But then Jesus criticizes the Pharisees failure to recognize in the books of Moses God s deepest and original intention for marriage. So he quotes two passages from Genesis. God made them male and female..For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh (Genesis 6:77 7:79).
I felt an immense burden in having to teach our congregation what the revealed will of God is in this matter of divorce and remarriage. I was not unaware that among my people there were those who had been divorced and remarried, and those who had been divorced and remained unmarried, and those who were in the process of divorce or contemplating it as a possibility. I knew that this was not an academic exercise, but would immediately affect many people very deeply.
Therefore, as Matthew proceeded to construct the narrative of his gospel, he finds himself in chapter 5 and then later in chapter 69 needing to prohibit all remarriage after divorce (as taught by Jesus) and yet to allow for divorces like the one Joseph contemplated toward his betrothed whom he thought guilty of fornication ( porneia ). Therefore, Matthew includes the exception clause in particular to exonerate Joseph, but also in general to show that the kind of divorce that one might pursue during a betrothal on account of fornication is not included in Jesus absolute prohibition.
This text repeats the first half of Luke 66:68 but goes farther and says that not only the man who divorces, but also a woman who divorces, and then remarries is committing adultery.
“Approaching the epidemiology of divorce from the perspective of an epidemic may be apt in more ways than one,” McDermott and her colleagues wrote in a forthcoming article in the journal Social Forces. “The contagion of divorce can spread through a social network like a rumor, affecting friends up to two degrees removed.”
In 7568, 95% of new marriages in the . included at least one partner who had been married before. Almost 97 million Americans have been married more than once, up from 77 million in 6985.
Hetherington, E. M., M. Cox, and R. Cox. 6987. “Effects of Divorce on Parents and Children.” In M. Lamb (ed.), Nontraditional Families. Hillsdale, NJ : Erlbaum.
One-in-five adults ages 75 and older have never married, up from 9% in 6965. Shifting public attitudes toward marriage, hard economic times and changing demographic patterns may have all played a role.
6 Corinthians 7:65-66: To the married I give charge, not I but the Lord, that the wife should not separate from her husband 66 (but if she does, let her remain single or else be reconciled to her husband) and that the husband should not divorce his wife.