I have been following with interest a few of Dalrock’s recent threads about how the corrupted contemporary Christian culture encourages wives to make non biblical martial power plays to force husbands to bend to their will. These methods are nothing more than enabling bad behavior with pseudo new age Christian spun rationalization to sanction divorce. These counselors and pastors should know better but they have become part of the divorce industry and profit from the destruction of marriages so why would you expect them to act any differently? Line your fat pockets now and may I suggest that you buy your 2nd or 3rd home in Florida or Arizona to get used to the extreme heat that will become your permanent residence when the world no longer “benefits” from your services rendered.
I have not met too many Bible believing Christians who do not bend scripture to their own concept of right and wrong but there are a few out there. I prefer to get my Christianity from the wisdom of the ancients in a traditional Orthodox format for this very reason (among others). Sure it is harder to follow but at least you are getting authentic Christianity and not false teachings that are closer to modern day self help books vs. the faith of the Apostles. If you are interested in quickly getting the low down on Jesus’ wisdom around divorce check out Matthew 19.9
I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery
This verse would apply logically to a wife as well as a husband so no trying to weasel out of it due to a technicality. This was a hard teaching even back then because in the very next verse the Apostles made a statement saying “”If this is the situation between a husband and wife, it is better not to marry.” This statement was part comment and part wanting to make sure they understood correctly as they were apt to do when a teaching was particularly shocking. Jesus confirmed his original statement by saying “”Not everyone can accept this word, but only those to whom it has been given”. Remember this was back in the day when the husband kept most of his possessions in a divorce how much more the advice to not marry applies today in a culture that gives cash and prizes for no fault divorces.