MYTH: Divorcing bestows a curse on your family.
TRUTH: A life-saving divorce brings God’s freedom to the family, not a curse.
This false belief teaches people that getting divorced bestows a curse on your family. It says that a divorced family is a broken family, and a black cloud will be with them forever—the members of that family will never do well in life, never mature, never thrive, and never become respectable people.
In reality, a family with a parent who indulges in long-term immoral behavior is already broken. Far from bestowing a curse on the family, the divorce brings God’s freedom into the family. It frees the innocent spouse and children from bondage to this toxic system forever.
“In some cases, divorce may be the best option for husbands and wives in a difficult or dangerous marriage. Domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse, and infidelity—among other things—are certainly legitimate grounds…” —W. Bradford Wilcox, Institute for Family Studies
1 W. Bradford Wilcox, “Three Reasons Not to Make This January Your Divorce Month,” Institute for Family Studies (1/11/17), accessed 9/2/19, https://ifstudies.org/blog/three-reasons-not-to-make-thisjanuary-your-divorce-month.
The Bible Doesn't Say "God hates Divorce"—it's not in the Hebrew text