Marriage and Divorce

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Marriage is a legal union between a man and a woman willing and wanting to produce a family. Definition of marriage from the bible states that “Judaism traditionally considers marriage to be the ideal state of personal existence; a man without a wife, or a woman without a husband, is considered incomplete”, whereas divorce is “The dissolution of a marriage contract between a man and a woman, by the judgment of a court of competent jurisdiction. Until a decree of divorce be actually made, neither party can treat the other as sole, even in cases where the marriage is utterly null and void for some preexisting cause. A decree of divorce must also be made during the lifetime of both the parties”.

Problems occur when persons get married for the wrong reasons such as finance (money), LUST instead of LOVE, to obtaining citizenship and many more. Divorce occurs when there is infidelity within a marriage, this is also known as adultery, a lack of commitment, trust and faith.

Unconditional love in marriage is a term that means: to love someone regardless of the loved one's qualities or actions“. The paradigm of unconditional love is a mother's love for her newborn. It is often used to describe the love in an idealized romantic relationship and it may sometimes also be used to describe love between family members, comrades in arms and between others in highly committed relationships. Unconditional love is usually based on self-control, self-sacrifice and cooperation, but the ones that stand out the most are submission, faithfulness, patience, trust and communication.

Submission is yielding to another's desires without resistance. Submission to another's wishes is an attitude of the heart done willingly, while surrender is yielding by being forced to do so. Our first submission should be unto the Lord. The term “mutual submission,” then, implies that the marriage relationship is not as one-sided as many have imagined it through...
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