Q. My husband and I haven’t been married all that long. Somewhere in the Bible there is a verse that divorce is only allowed when the covenant of marriage is broken. That is when there is an affair outside the marriage. I have told my husband several times that if he ever had an affair, I will divorce him. I know he is having an affair, by the little things I have found. I just haven’t caught him physically. I have accepted Jesus Christ as my Savior. I know that all sins are forgivable through Christ. Am I close on the divorce subject? What verse in the Bible is it that talks about divorce? Please give me your input on the matter.
A. In Matt. 5:32 & 19:9 the Lord identified marital unfaithfulness as the only legitimate reason for ending a marriage. Even then it doesn’t have to end. The aggrieved spouse has the option of forgiving the adulterer, just as in Christ God forgave us.