- There are two biblical reasons for ending a marriage – sexual immorality and abandonment by an unbelieving spouse. Matt 19:9; 1 Cor 7:15
- Just like dealing with any other sin, God does give us principles for dealing with abuse in marriage.
- In cases of physical abuse, God’s ordained authorities should be informed and involved. Matt 18:15-17; Rom 13:1-5
- Though Scripture does not allow for divorce in cases of abuse, separation is consistent with God’s care for the defenseless.