Without making a judgment or even sharing my opinion at this point, let’s read the Gospel conversation between Jesus, the Pharisee’s and His disciples in Matthew 19:3-12 …
Pharisees: “Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife for any cause whatever?”
Jesus: “Have you not read that from the beginning the Creator made them male and female and said, For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, man must not separate.”
Pharisees: “Then why did Moses command that the man give the woman a bill of divorce and dismiss her?”
Jesus: “Because of the hardness of your hearts Moses allowed you to divorce your wives, but from the beginning it was not so. I say to you, whoever divorces his wife (unless the marriage is unlawful) and marries another commits adultery.”
Disciples: “If that is the case of a man with his wife, it is better not to marry.”
Jesus: “Not all can accept this word, but only those to whom that is granted. Some are incapable of marriage because they were born so; some, because they were made so by others; some, because they have renounced marriage for the sake of the Kingdom of heaven. Whoever can accept this ought to accept it.”
My opinion is not worth two cents. I have been married 43 years and was unfaithful about 9 years into our marriage, breaking our vow. Yes, we are still hanging in there but there is still a great need for healing. What I will say is that I believe society does not know or has lost sight of the purpose of marriage. A healthy society depends on marriage to build a family structure that will add to the common good of society. Simply put, we need husbands and wives, mothers and fathers to love each other, be open to life and raise children. Oh, and I forgot the most important part of a marriage. A marriage is three; husband, God and wife with God in the center. End of less than 2 cent opinion.