Myth 1: You just fell out of love.
TRUTH: No. Many divorces are life-saving.
This myth says that most marriages fall apart because two people just fall out of love. This is an exaggeration. In reality, a large number of divorces happen for life-saving reasons:
- chronic emotional or mental abuse
- physical or sexual abuse
- sexual immorality or infidelity
- criminal activity
- financial abuse
- spiritual abuse
- neglect or abandonment
Though some people divorce due to falling out of love, growing apart, or having different values, many others give very serious reasons for divorce. In fact, nearly half of divorces are for very serious reasons: a pattern of infidelity, sexual immorality, domestic violence, emotional abuse, or drug/alcohol abuse. Here are four studies that show this.
The Bible Doesn't Say "God hates Divorce"—it's not in the Hebrew text