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Seventh-day Adventist Policy on Divorce and Remarriage: A Brief Outline of Historical Developments

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…

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Divorce and Remarriage in the Seventh-day Church: The Impact of Divorce on SDA 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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Divorce and Remarriage in the Seventh-day Adventist Church: 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 Study General Conference Department of Family Ministries 1994 International Year of the Family 8,000+ respondents representing parts…

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Divorce and Remarriage in the Seventh-day Adventist Church: Divorce and Remarriage Study Commission – Report

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…

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Divorce and Remarriage in the Seventh-day Adventist Church: A Review of the Unexpected Legacy of Divorce

BOOK REVIEW The Unexpected Legacy of Divorce A 25-Year Landmark Study of Divorced Families by Judith S. Wallerstein, Julia M. Lewis, Sandra Blakeslee New York: Hyperion (2000) Reviewed by Karen and Ron Flowers From the flyleaf- “Twenty-five years ago, Judith Wallerstein began talking to a group of 131 children whose parents were all going through…

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Divorce and Remarriage in the Seventh-day Adventist Church: Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage – Church Manual 2005

MARRIAGE, DIVORCE, AND REMARRIAGE 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.…

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