http://www.lornematthews.com/marriage.html "STANDER" - One who has chosen to STAND for marriage in spite of a mate who has chosen to depart...standing on the truth of the Word of God which says God created marriage as a till-death-relationship.
These references stand against the mainstream, but I strongly believe represent the pure teachings of Christ.
Marriage-Divorce-Remarriage: (free online reading; editorials from the Standard Bearer) An impassioned defense from a Reformed perspective of the no remarriage view, by Professor David Engelsma of Protestant Reformed Seminary. Engelsma has also written a book called Marriage: The Mystery of Christ and the Church (Reformed Free Pub. Association, 1998) which details Scriptural reasons for viewing marriage as "unbreakable" and how grace may empower holy living. Reading his essay would be an excellent next step in delving deeper. Engelsma concurs that dissolution of subsequent marriages is the the only cogent biblical expression of repentance of adultery. He is a member of a denomination (Presbyterian Reformed Churches) founded by Herman Hoeksema, who called Reformed churches everywhere to return to the "unbreakable" marriage view he saw taught in Scripture and by the early church fathers.
Much of this work is based on Jesus and divorce by Wenham and Heth, Paternoster press (2002). It is the most detailed defense of the no remarriage view that I have found; I strongly recommend it. This book thoroughly refutes the work of Craig Keener, David Instone-Brewer, and others who allow divorce and remarriage. My essay was also influenced by Wenham's piece in Remarriage and Divorce in Today's Church (2006).
A woman's testimony The online testimony of a woman who repented of a second marriage, why she did so, what she did, and what convinced her to do something so dramatic.
http://www.rodstaff.com/ This website for an Anabaptist publisher has a number of pamphlets and booklets on the subject of divorce and remarriage. The publications argue for the view of no remarriage, with a great deal of practical application. (Conservative Anabaptist churches have preserved the strict "no remarriage" view of the early church in their current practice. They also advocate dissolving subsequent marriages, and believe that this is a salvation issue.)
Divorce and Remarriage: Biblical Principle and Pastoral Practice by Andrew Cornes (1993). Recommended by John Stott as "indispensable reading for everybody who is anxious to develop a Christian mind on these topics," the author is an Anglican vicar who makes a strong case that marriage is indissoluble and that all remarriage is adultery while the former spouse is living. (Cornes therefore calls on the Church of England to change its current practice.) He points out how remarriage is a poor substitute for the singleness God intends for the divorced person. Indeed, singleness can be a state that draws a person closer to God as the person becomes wedded to God. This book has particularly strong pastoral merits.
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