by Jeff Schreve

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Divorce Busters (3 of 6)
Series: And They Lived Happily Ever After
Jeff Schreve
Matthew 19:1

You know, we're calling this series, ''And They Lived Happily Ever After.'' And not everybody is living happily ever after. That marriage had some real trouble in it. And that's the case for so many marriages. And, you know, if you go down the road of trouble in marriage, and you continue to go down that road, and go down that road, and don't resolve things, you will eventually have a relationship that separates. There's isolation. There's dissatisfaction. And there could very possibly be divorce.

You know, divorce is so rampant in our world today. Everybody I know is touched somehow, some way by divorce. I have three sisters and two brothers. My middle brother has been divorced. Two of my three sisters have gone through divorces. It's touched our family. Can you think in your own life of how divorce has touched you? I mean, divorce is just pandemic. It's all around us. And so many people going into marriage, and secretly in the back of their minds, they say, ''If this doesn't work out, well, I can always bail out.'' I mean, you just look around in the media. You look at Hollywood. And it's a rare, rare thing to find any Hollywood stars that haven't been divorced twice, three times, four times, five times, Elizabeth Taylor, 190 times, however many times it's been for her. It's been a ton. And society is filled with it even toys. Did you know Mattel has come out with a new toy, a new Barbie doll that highlights divorce? You know, you got all sorts of different Barbies. You got South Beach Barbie, Malibu Beach Barbie, Tennis Barbie. Now they have divorced Barbie. Can you imagine that divorced Barbie? It's really expensive because it comes with all Ken's stuff, Ken's car; Ken's house all of it. It's Divorced Barbie. Not really. But the point is this: divorce is so common and so accepted and so easy to get.

One Christian author said, ''You know, really, when you ...

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