Healing and Reconciliation, Prodigals

Answering Your Questions – Podcast Ep. 24

In this episode of the Purposed Marriage podcast, we answer questions from our audience related to the difficulties and heartache that accompany troubled marriages and divorce situations.

4 thoughts on “Answering Your Questions – Podcast Ep. 24”

  1. For the girl who wrote her prodigal remarried I recommend you listen to the testimonies on Rejoice marriage ministries. There are many marriages that have been restored after the prodigal married someone else. All these stander said the Lord promised restoration. Yes God hates divorce but I believe if you stand and God promised He will restore. He will also rebuild your trust. Nothing is impossible for Gods.

    1. Thank you for your comment. You are correct, nothing is impossible for God!

      For this specific situation, according to 1 Cor. 7:39, a believer would not be free to remarry a former spouse unless that person is a Christian. We cannot assume that the unbeliever would become converted after they remarried (1 Cor 7:16).

      From the described situation, her former husband is unrepentant and showing no signs of being a believer. Above all things, we recommend the focus remain on a relationship with the Lord.

  2. Tom and Amy,
    I am so great full for your testimony and encouragement. I am quite taken back by your answer to the question about a prodigal husband in a non covenant marriage. There are many testimonies of restored marriages after non covenant marriages. In Matthew 19 and Mark 10 Jesus says “what God has joined together let no one separate…anyone who divorces his wife and marries another is guilty of adultery.” No where does it say that God blesses those remarriages or separates the two that He made one originally. Also, 1 Corinthians 7 states “The husband who is a non believer is made holy through his believing wife.” So I don’t know how you could say that she never should have married him or want her marriage restored because he was never a believer. Please take this under consideration and let me know.

  3. Thank you for your broadcast. I just wanted to say in this situation with the husband that remarried. There is so much scripture that basically says to remarry is adultery period, and to go back to your previous spouse OR stay single. Malachi 2, Ezra 10, Luke 16:16-18, I Corinthians 7:10-11. Also throughout most of Christian history (until modern times, like the last 60 years or so) this was not even up for discussion. This was normal practice. You were not allowed to divorce however if you did, you remained single. I honestly wish that as Christians we would adhere to Christ’s and the Church’s teachings on marriage. If we truly lived Gods word and were taught it in the body of Christ as it states it, many of us would have never taken the step to separate/divorce. I know I wouldn’t have. I was actually advised through Christian counsel to separate/divorce. Then later God showed me how against his will and word that was. I don’t mean to come across divisive in this so please forgive me. It’s just a sore place for me because so many Christians do not uphold this truth and it is destroying families.

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