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Does God hate divorce?


You ask, “Why?” It is because the Lord is the witness between you and the wife of your youth. You have been unfaithful to her, though she is your partner, the wife of your marriage covenant.
Has not the one God made you? You belong to him in body and spirit. And what does the one God seek? Godly offspring. So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful to the wife of your youth.
“The man who hates and divorces his wife,” says the Lord, the God of Israel, “does violence to the one he should protect,” says the Lord Almighty.
So be on your guard, and do not be unfaithful.  Malachi 2:14-16
            God hates divorce because divorce is about breaking a promise.  According to Malachi, breaking a promise is like violently attacking the other person, bruising and beating them with punches.  God never breaks a promise.  It’s a value to him.  Promise breaking is foreign to God and detestable. 
            Two people become one through marriage and splitting them up is like tearing an arm off your body.  We think, “I’ll learn to live without it.”  True, but there are scars and daily pain.  You’ll never be the same. 
            God wants a man and a woman to get married and be fruitful and multiply.  Divorce destroys that purpose.