Divorce is an issue that fits into the current polarization in the church and the wider culture. Some people believe that divorce is immoral and shouldn’t happen; others hardly are bothered when people get divorced.
Because our culture is fighting about gay marriage right now, the urgency of supporting of supporting heterosexual marriage is less.
I feel like I hardly scratched the surface in the sermon—and it was 26 minutes long! This sermon easily could have been a six week sermon series.
My hope is that the church can find common ground regarding this painful issue. In the sermon I shared three commong ground statements that I think could bring people together. They are: 1) God wants the church to take marriage very seriously; 2) God wants marriages to succeed; 3) Divorce is painful.
I know that these are simple statements, but imagine what would happen if every congregation committed themselves to designing ministries based on these three common ground statements.