The libraries, counseling offices, and even pastors have a variety of viewpoints on divorce and remarriage. When you study these sources, you may discover two common approaches they give for deriving their conclusions. One popular approach comes from the personal experiences of the authors or from the experiences of those close to them. For many authors who are Christians, additional scientific research and Bible verses are added. Another popular approach comes from ministers and/or biblical scholars who evaluate the dozen or so scripture passages directly related to divorce. The authors suggest a biblical understanding of marriage and divorce, which comes from the study of these selected passages.
Then you come across this book. The approach of this book is very different. The first part of the book pursues where truth originates. This becomes the foundation for building any faith structure. The next phase of the book looks at the big picture of truth and how it relates to life and, eventually, to aspects of marriage. After presenting the big picture, the book moves to the third phase, which looks at the details of some related passages. In addition to a focus on the true source of truth and a focus on the macroscopic in balance with the microscopic, the book adds another unique feature—fallacies. Thirty-four fallacies expose many false beliefs that are common today.
May you look beyond the black-and-white perspectives of dos and don’ts and move to the life of living color, which God makes available to each of us when we put our trust in him and choose to stand for God’s ideal. His principles for life are practical and not a bunch of rigid rules. His truths lead us to an abundant life filled with relevance.