Questioning the Pearls: Is it Wrong to Leave and Divorce My Abusive Husband?

Questioning the Pearls: Is it Wrong to Leave and Divorce My Abusive Husband? September 25, 2016

QuestioningthePearlsFor well over a year we’ve been running a second Answering ‘Preparing To Be A Help Meet’ on Sundays, filled with questions by young ladies trying to get ready for marriage. Since we’ve run through many of the questions on their site it’s time to shift Sundays to something else, like perhaps examining the cornucopia of probably fake emails and questions that Michael and Debi Pearl of No Greater Joy post on their website and the possibly poisonous answers they give.

This is from one of the Pearl’s videos ‘Bible Questions with Michael Pearl’

Original posting here.

According to the Bible, was it wrong to leave and divorce my abusive husband?

Wrong to leave and divorce your abusive husband? If your husband was trying to kill you, or had cut you, or shot you, or beat you half to death; no, it was not wrong to leave him and divorce him. And you should not marry again. The Bible says that if you leave, do not marry. So no; I would suggest, in fact, that if you have an abusive husband, to leave. And then pray for him and give him a chance to repent, because the Bible says that your children are not sanctified when you have separated them from both parents, in the book of First Corinthians.

You can’t stay with somebody that is… Now if he is just verbally abusive, you need to retreat and be his help mate, and maybe help him not to be, or help him get some counsel. I am writing a book to men that may end up helping some of them.

Yes, you can leave him, but there is no point in divorcing. You should just separate and pray for his healing, so that you and the kids can go back to him. But if you do have to leave him, the Bible says remain unmarried. All right.

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