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Divorce - Remarriage And The Innocent Spouse: Counseling For Betrayed Believers (Straight Talk Bible Study) (Volume 1)

What does the Bible really say about divorce and remarriage? Are you unclear how the Bible's directives about divorce and remarriage apply to contemporary conflicts? You might be looking for solid biblical counseling for your family, friends, or small group. Maybe even foryourself. With its high view of the authority of Scripture and God's mystical, one-flesh union called marriage, this in-depth study respectfully examines hot-button topics relevant to both husbands and wives who have suffered the heartbreak of betrayed marital vows.  ·Who does God see as the innocent spouse?·What are legit biblical grounds for divorce?·Did Jesus contradict Moses about divorce?·Are abandoned Christians free to remarry?  Whether individually or as part of a small group Bible study, dig deep into what Scripture really says in its pertinent context and you might just be surprised at what you'll discover: the empathy of God's heart for the innocent spouse. STRAIGHT TALK BIBLE STUDIES provide balanced counsel to those seeking to apply insights from God's Word to contemporary Christian living. Book One of this series: Divorce - Remarriage and the Innocent Spouse focuses on how the Scriptures speak to marriages in crisis, reconciliation, biblical grounds for divorce and remarriage, and why God is so concerned not only with preserving the marital covenant, but also with the plight of betrayed husbands and wives. This book addresses marital abandonment issues such as neglect, adultery, physical abuse, emotional abuse and cruelty, criminal immorality, and desertion.  Book Two of this series: How to Spot a Wolf in Sheep'sClothing: Vetting Christian Relationships is geared primarily for singles seeking faith based, intentional dating relationships. Workbook style applications make both books in this Bible Study Series suitable for individual or group Bible study. Click above to start reading Divorce and the Innocent Spouse now!

Series: Straight Talk Bible Study

Paperback: 234 pages

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (December 16, 2015)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1519233698

ISBN-13: 978-1519233691

Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.5 x 7.8 inches

Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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Very helpful if looking for confirmation on making a decision in marriage troubles. Also clearly references bible verses, encourages prayer and hearing from God in your personal situation. Not a final solution but definitely helped me.

There is much confusion and often destructive legalism surrounding the sensitive subject of divorce in the Christian community. Ms Keel shines revealing truth and light on God's Biblical intent and purpose. She thoroughly reveals His extraordinary love, grace, and justice. Important read for all.

This book was helpful as I was struggling with feeling I was equally responsible for my failed marriage - despite the adultery, lying & deceiving, & dessertion on behalf of my spouse. The biblical principles presented helped me put what happened into perspective & my feelings of helplessness ceased. This author doesn't make anyone into a good/bad guy. He presents the facts of how the Lord views divorced believers, the repercussions of breaking a marriage covenant, and how man-made rules went wayside. If you are struggling & feel divorce is "wrong", reading this book may help clear up your apprehensions & assist you in moving forward. Leaders in the church would also benefit as their counsel is often sought before & after divorce.

This book has proven to be a great asset in dealing with marital betrayal and knowing what the Bible says about the topic. I appreciated the word studies of Hebrew and Greek to look for the original writer's intended bu the original writer in his original language and that the entire Bible is consulted in the his important topic. This was so helpful to me that I have purchased the paperback version as well as the kindle version. Thank you.

I highly recommend this book for anyone who wants clarity on the subject. Especially those leaders within the church who are 'sought out' for informal biblical counsel on God's view of divorce and remarriage. Christian Keel provides a thorough review on the subject by discussing the core marriage vows. He explains how they are rooted in ancient Judaism covenants and then provides examples of how these covenants are broken/abandoned by the spouse. Who is at fault? The anonymous real-life stories at the beginning of the chapters provide an excellent opportunity to challenge your thinking and show you the importance of seeking God's counsel before advising. The discussion questions at the end of each chapter give you an opportunity to critically think through all of the Biblical guidance and have your own Bible study on the topic. Finally, it helps to inform those who have gone through this painful process - often alone and unsure - that God IS very present and ready to heal them.

I thought the book was really good. I appreciate the Biblical foundation that she laid based on the teaching of divorce during the old testament. She gave you a clear difference between the "Letter the Law and the Spirit of the Law. That reveals God's heard and why He allowed it and actually did Himself when He divorced Israel for Idolatry. I personally went through a divorce myself and wish I had this book available to me when I was having to figure out what the Word of God actually said about what are the Biblical grounds for divorce. After reading this book I knew of a young girl in our Church who was going through separation and possibly divorce. She had suffered many years of a husband who had PTSD, was Bi-Polar and dealt with anger and I don't know what else. I just knew some of the issues that she has having to deal with being a Christian and wondering what does God want. I told her that this book gave a very Biblical and balanced view of what God has to say about this it . As I was explaining to her what this book said her eyes filled with tears and she hugged me. She then told me thatshe had read many books on marriage that basically said to stay and submit to the abusive husband because this was God's will. .It breaks my heart knowing that there are many have heard the same message from spiritual leaders. Some of those ladies end up leaving the Church because of this counsel. I just want to say that I highly recommend this book! It is a very powerful teaching tool as well as a great book to be able to give with someone who is dealingwith this hard place in their life. They desperately need wisdom and revelation from God Himself.

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