Let me preface any comments by saying I feel that many times people consider divorce as a quick answer to the hardships inherent with married life, or because they have become disillusioned by the fact that love is a choice~not an emotion. Just as Christ chooses to love us at our worst, we also have the choice to love our spouses, even when they do unlovely things.
However, I also believe there are times when divorce is the last step in a long struggle of trying to love through abuse, or infidelity, or a hardened heart. Sometimes one spouse chooses to leave and the other has no other choice. I believe Mr. Pote’s book would speak to those of you who might find yourself in this situation.
He gives many biblical references that help explain his beliefs regarding divorce and how God can use it to heal and restore. Some of his arguments challenged my own thinking. I am not a biblical scholar, and can neither refute nor proclaim his reasonings. One thing I particularly admired was that Mr. Pote encouraged the reader to do their own study of scripture, and find for themselves the convictions to which he holds.
I agree with Mr. Pote that our God is a God of love. He can restore the broken hearted. He can heal loneliness and despair that is often a result of divorce. And there is no person or circumstance he can’t use to bring glory to himself.
If you find yourself on the other end of a divorce, I would encourage you to read Mr. Pote’s book. You may find it aids you on your road to renewal in Christ.
You may find out more about Mr. Pote by clicking here: Joseph Pote Interview.