Two Links: Divorce in the Church; Twenty Is Enough

In the spirit of giving thanks, let me quickly say that I’m thankful Amy scours the net, finding good links so that I don’t have to do the work. :P These are two pages from her archives today:

The first is on the lighter side and is about a couple who have adopted twenty foreign children. As per Amy’s comment about the site, be sure to watch the slide show, which has pictures (obviously) and some audio.

Twenty kids, aged 21 and under. Would you believe they’re home schooled? Amazing!

The second link isn’t nearly as joyful — more so because someone close to me is facing the issue at this very moment. It’s called, Divorce in the Church: Exploring the Epidemic (part 1). Why is it that divorce rates within the church are just as high as they are without? And why do fellow Christians do so little to stop divorce among their numbers? I honestly had never thought about it this way before, and so I want to share two quotes which were extremely poignant to me:

When a man (or woman) in a church body announces his intention to set off down the road to divorce in spite of clear teaching from Scripture, he ought to find it a rocky one. In this case, it is the duty of his Christian family to put up as many obstacles as possible between him and his sinful end. This man should know he is not simply rejecting his wife, but Christ and His church as well. And the church need not make it easy for him.

And this one from JimmyV in a comment:

Without trying to minimize the difficulty of being married to someone with whom one is “miserable”, I have yet to find in Scripture where God wants us to be happy more than holy. I have had this argument given to me. “I just want to be happy. God would want me to be happy.” Yes, but not at the expense of going against His Word. He will *never* contradict His Word.

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