When one spouse leaves the faith, is that cause for divorce?

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When one spouse leaves the faith, is that cause for divorce?

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I got a question today and the submitter actually asked me not to share the entire question with the column. But I still felt the topic deserved discussion. In a nutshell, the couple was married in the temple but after years of membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints his wife decided to leave.

They have kids, they have years of history together, he wants them both to be active and faithful members of their religion but she doesn’t.

He’s thinking divorce (and OF COURSE there are so many factors to consider) but what’s your gut feeling about this topic?

When faith changes…does that mean divorce is imminent? 

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One thought on “When one spouse leaves the faith, is that cause for divorce?

  1. When one considers ending a marriage over “leaving the faith,” the problem is way deeper than that. People can -and do- change their minds and return to their faiths. Additionally, this guy needs to be taking this concern to the Lord, his eclesiastical leader, his wife, and a marriage counselor. In the LDS faith, marriage is sacred between a husband and wife– with the Lord as a third partner of that marriage; his inviting the public at large to advise him about this marital issue is contrary the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He needs to start in his Bishop’s office.

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