y know one another will
commit their lives to each other. This demonstrates how
flippantly people today take marriage and marriage vows.
The idea is that if the two people who are forced to get
married because the audience picked them do not like one
another, they can always get divorced.
have already seen advertisements for this show and one of
them tells us that we better not mess up because “divorce
is expensive!” I agree completely. Divorce is expensive.
Divorce can destroy people’s lives. It can also destroy
families. But, most importantly, divorce can ultimately
destroy an individual’s soul. God intended for one man
and one woman to marry once, and therefore stay together
until death (Matt. 19:1-9; Rom. 7:2,3). The only exception
is if one of the spouses commits adultery (Matt. 19:9). If
this is the case, then the innocent party can remarry but
the guilty party must stay unmarried.
By America” is not only experimenting with
people’s lives, they are also experimenting with people’s
souls. The show does not seem to care what God’s law
says about divorce and remarriage. Someone might say that
the show expects the couple that is picked to be
compatible and they will therefore stay together. However,
they also know that there is the possibility that the new
couple will want to divorce. The show, in reality, is
promoting a marriage relationship that is based on facts
and figures rather than trust and love! A marriage where
the partners do not love and respect one another (Eph.
5:22-33) is bound to fail, and it will not be America who
will be responsible. The ones who divorce will have to
answer to God themselves!
need to understand the importance of finding a spouse whom
we love, trust, respect, and with whom we want to spend
the rest of our lives. Once we do marry, we need to
realize that divorce is not an option if we want to obey
the commandments of God. Remember, divorce is expensive.
It can cost us our souls. -Ronald Stringer in News and
Notes, Feb. 16, 2003