I know there are many Christians who believe in a more traditional marriage. Meaning that, they would do almost anything they could before getting divorced or maybe (for the select few) divorce is not even an option.
So, Christians, if you could please state your denomination and what YOUR grounds would be for divorce and how that is tied into your religion?
Pagans, i know many of you believe in the traditional 1yr 1day handfasting. But tell me what your thoughts are on a legal binding marriage and on what grounds you might get a divorce? And please tell me what path you are on as well.
Answer by canadianmom1974 at 7:01 PM on Oct. 1, 2009
Answer by Amaranth361 at 6:44 PM on Oct. 1, 2009
Answer by outstandingLove at 6:47 PM on Oct. 1, 2009
My religious beliefs are eclectic for the most part, but I do consider myself a christian as that is how I was raised... I was 15 when I got married, and of course, I got married for all the wrong reasons, I have always been a very spiteful person and when my mom told me no, I said yes, so... I ended up getting a divorce a few years after that. So I believe that it is perfectly acceptable to get a divorce if 1) You were married for all the wrong reasons... 2) You got marred WAY too young... 3) He or she has been unfaithful to you... or 4) He or she has lost all care for you and has no desire to do anything about it.
Answer by PrettyTNO at 6:48 PM on Oct. 1, 2009
Answer by outstandingLove at 6:52 PM on Oct. 1, 2009
Oh no hon, I do not feel bashed at all, I completely respect your opinions and views :)
I believe that WAY too young would be when you need your parents signature, if you are old enough to go off and get married without a signature, you're old enough to be married.
And I believe the same as you, it just took me a little longer. I am married to my second husband and I now know what marriage truly is and what it takes and I am very happy even though it is a day to day work. I am 24 now, so, it really took me some growing up and meeting my husband(of now) to really hit me hard with what I need to be doing and not doing when it comes to making a marriage work.
Answer by PrettyTNO at 6:55 PM on Oct. 1, 2009
Answer by Lexylex at 6:56 PM on Oct. 1, 2009
Answer by older at 7:01 PM on Oct. 1, 2009
I'm eclectic Wiccan, Though we were not hand fasted. We had a normal marriage at the court house. Basically a divorce would only happen if there was adultery or some loss of respect in the marriage. Abuse would certainly end it. If one of us are unhappy we can certainly want out. But that hasn't happened and I don't foresee it being a problem in the future. We can certainly work out any problems that arise. To be honest however, we do not fight. In our 11 yr marriage (Almost 12 now) we've only argued once. And that wasn't really a down and out fight.
Answer by SalemWitchChild at 7:04 PM on Oct. 1, 2009
Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 7:07 PM on Oct. 1, 2009