DEAR REV. GRAHAM: Our marriage finally ended after 18 years. The sad thing is, our two children (both teenagers) are taking opposite sides, with our son sticking up for his dad and our daughter taking my side. I hate this. Is there any way to overcome it? —P.H.
Dear P.H.: Divorce is a reality today — but let me be candid: It wasn't part of God's original plan for us, nor does He want us to go down that road if it possibly can be avoided. The Bible even says, "'I hate divorce,' says the Lord God" (Malachi 2:16).
That doesn't mean it's an unforgivable sin (for it isn't), nor does it mean God can't bring healing afterward (for He can). But it does mean we shouldn't take it casually, or enter into marriage thinking that if things get rocky, we can always bail out. God takes marriage very seriously — and so should we.