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Statement on the Biblical View of Unborn Life and Its Implications for Abortion

Human beings are created in the image of God. Part of the gift that God has given us as humans is procreation, the ability to participate in creation along with the Author of life. This sacred gift should always be valued and treasured. In God’s original plan every pregnancy should be the result of the…

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What the Divorce Statistics Say

World Divorce Rates-General Population For a collection of world divorce statistics, visit this website: www.divorcereform.org/nonus. Statistics compiled at this website appear to be less documented than those available from official government sources. World Divisions-Seventh-day Adventists Adventist Family StudyGeneral Conference Department of Family Ministries1994 International Year of the Family8,000+ respondents representing parts of 7 world divisions…

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The Impact of Divorce on Seventh-day Adventist Couples

Divorce is almost always a disaster! It affects all those involved for the rest of their lives in ways we can hardly imagine. It is fair to say that no one ever emerges from a divorce unscathed or unaffected. Divorce is an exceedingly stressful event that tends to impact women more so than it does…

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A Review of The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce

BOOK REVIEW The Unexpected Legacy of DivorceA 25-Year Landmark Study of Divorced Families From the flyleaf- “Twenty-five years ago, Judith Wallerstein began talking to a group of 131 children whose parents were all going through a divorce. She asked them to tell her about the intimate details of the lives, which they did with remarkable…

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SDA Policy on Divorce and Remarriage

Introduction When the General Conference Session in Toronto considers proposed changes in our Church Manual‘s statements on divorce and remarriage, the delegates will be continuing a process that began many decades ago. From the middle of the 19th century until the present, Seventh-day Adventists have sought to apply the principles of Scripture to heart-rending problems…

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Divorce and Remarriage Study Commission – Report

Introduction Throughout the history of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, various committees, commissions, and councils have studied the topic of marriage and the issues of divorce and remarriage in a continuing effort to clarify the Church’s understanding of God’s will and to provide instruction for church members and direction for those who minister to them. The…

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Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage: Church Manual 2005

Biblical Teachings on Marriage Origin of Marriage -Marriage is a divine institution established by God Himself before the fall, when everything, including marriage, was “very good” (Gen. 1:31). “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh” (Gen. 2:24). “God celebrated the…

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Divorce, Remarriage, and Church Membership. Annual Council 1976

Click the image below to download the Annual Council Minutes, 1976 statement on Divorce, Remarriage, and Church Membership.

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Abuse and Family Violence

Seventh-day Adventists affirm the dignity and worth of each human being and decry all forms of physical, sexual and emotional abuse and family violence. We recognize the global extent of this problem and the serious, long-term effects upon the lives of all involved. We believe that Christians must respond to abuse and family violence both…

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Child Sexual Abuse

Child sexual abuse occurs when a person older or stronger than the child uses his or her power, authority, or position of trust to involve a child in sexual behavior or activity. Incest, a specific form of child sexual abuse, is defined as any sexual activity between a child and a parent, a sibling, an…

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