God Would Not Tell You To Marry Your Spouse

God Would Not Tell You To Marry Your Spouse.

Would God tell you to marry your spouse? Many of us subscribe to this line of thought, and may even spin a theology around it. Having counselled a number of spouses trapped in unhappy and abusive marriages, this article by Gary Thomas challenges the often-repeated notion that all marriages are arranged in heaven! It remains somewhat challenging to conclude that a spouse, repeatedly arriving at my office with severe bruises on her face and body is in a divinely appointed marriage! Does Scripture say otherwise? There are instances that God does lead one to their future spouse, but these are rare and not to be interpreted as a blanket model for every couple, as there are some Biblical marriages that are far from ideal; perhaps as rare as a Hosea-like marriage, but it was God-ordained!

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