Puritan Board Professor
So the 50% of Christian marriages that ended up in divorce, due to one party not wanting to stay put. Wouldn't it have been better if the innocent party had a prenup agreement in place before?
Personally, I don't think prenuptials make a whole heck of a lot of difference anyway as most states are community property states. All prenups can do is prevent the spouse from laying claim to pre-marriage assets. With most twenty-somethings and thirty-somethings starting in the race of life... such assets are pretty neglible.Originally posted by Slippery
Let's say you are a wealthy Christian man or woman, and you meet your "soul mate", but you are in a culture where divorce is rampant i.e a culture not conduscive to marriage, would it be Biblical of you to have a prenuptial agreement?
Most all Americans are nominal Christians at wedding and funerals, because they need a preacher... and they need some pretense of piety and solemnity on such occasions...Originally posted by joshua
Once again, need I epmhasize the fact that the "Christians" in these "Christian marriages" are professing Christians, not necessarily possessing Christians? Furthermore, if it was a Christian divorce, everything should be handled by the Church. The fact that a professing Christian would take an unbiblical divorce to the state is further indication that they are not true believers.
Without having done much deep thought on the subject, i think you raise a good point. Lofty ideals of hating sin and loving righteousness are certainly good, but i think there is wisdom in setting up barriers that will make the actual commission of sin difficult... at the very least it will give your conscience some extra time to kick in...Maybe in some cases, if we can minimize temptation to divorce through the help of the civil magistrate, it would be wise to cast ourselves on that God-ordained means of help.