Is it moral for a couple with children to get divorced?
Yes, but even more immoral to force them to stay together.
My parents should have divorced earlier than they did. All they did was argue and fight.
My Parents divorced when I was2...it was the best thing theyve ever done for me.
Depends on the situation. If it’s because they just can’t get along, that’s selfish. If it’s because there’s some abuse, cheating, etc - that’s reasonable.
My thoughts exactly. If you have a child, you have a responsibility to do your best to raise them right. That means having your spouse around to help if possible.
It's not inherently moral or immoral, but it is almost never amoral.
It all depends on the circumstances under which, and the methods by which, the divorce takes place.
Asking if it’s “moral” is an interesting choice of words. I think it depends on the maturity of the couple and their circumstances. Divorcing because you don’t want to work at it is an easy out, however alcoholism, abuse, infidelity, etc. are real issues, especially when one is unwilling to put the marriage as a higher priority. My my mother divorced my dad because of his alcoholism and abuse and I’m grateful she did. It was tough in the 60s but I think it’s always hard on divorced kids.
Generally speaking, it's not moral, but it's not immoral either. Some couples just shouldn't be together (my parents, for example, divorced when I was very young because my father was a deadbeat alcoholic who had quite the temper).
My parents waited until I was out of the house to get a divorce. Worst decision ever.
It's certainly not immoral. There are several reasons why couples get divorced, and most of them that I can think of are not immoral.
I’m not sure it can be boiled down to moral and immoral. It’s far more complicated.
It depends on the situation. It's not a yes or no answer.
Wait..do we agree??
Hell has frozen over.
I'd say that divorce is usually bad for the child, and therefore immoral, but there are certain situations where a divorce is at least neutral to the child
Couples that cannot function together but stay "because of the children" are not doing their kids any favors
“For the man who does not love his wife but divorces her, says the Lord, the God of Israel”
WAY too many variables to answer this question. We do not live in a world of absolutes.
It's not moral. When you have kids, you think of them first, and yourselves second. No matter how amicably it's done, divorce is very hard on the kids. My wife had abandonment issues for a long time as a result of her dad divorcing her mom for another woman.
No. It might be sad but it’s not immoral
No.....has nothing to do with morality, and has everything to do with circumstance (abuse, neglect).....
No, that's nonsense. If two people clearly can't be married in a loving and trusting manner, it's better that they be divorced than to be miserable with each other.
Thank you. I completely agree. I'm very glad my parents are divorced.
It certainly isn’t immoral...if so I know a lot of people who are not. Nonsense!
No. Marriage, as God ordained it, is monogamous and for life. [and the other thing, but I won’t rub that in. ❤️]
God said in Malachi that He hates divorce, and it doesn’t get much clearer than that.
What about in the case of abuse by a spouse? Should a guy stay married to a woman who abuses him either mentally or physically?
God must want that child to be miserable.
No, God wants parents to work through their problems and not do all the things that lead them to get a divorce. If you ask people who have been married for decades why they never got a divorce, it isn’t because they didn’t have the same problems divorced couples did- it’s because they found a way to work it out.