"What God has joined together, let man not separate ... I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, and marries another woman commits adultery" (Matthew 19:6, 9).
Am I being too literal if I simply say God "hates" divorce...period...and let what God said stand on its own without any additions?
Also, if the exception whereby God allows His people to divorce is "marital unfaithfulness" , how then does that give us freedom to divorce in other circumstances?
Like I said, I don't know it all, but it seems to me that if I read God's Word not adding to or taking away, these two scriptures simply say that God hates divorce and that unless our spouse has committed marital unfaithfulness we are not free to divorce and if we do divorce for any reason other than marital unfaithfulness we commit adultery.
Many a life has been ruined, changed, rearranged, or ended because someone was unfaithful to their spouse. Unfaithfulness should not be a way of life for a "Christ Follower"...the word unfaithfulness should not be in our vocabulary. If you are being unfaithful to your spouse and you are a Christ Follower, tell me how does that glorify God and what kind of a witness are you?