Divorce, A Difficult Scripture

Divorce, A Difficult Scripture

Mark 10:2-16

This scripture is really a difficult one, especially for us in our context and our day. As a reminder, I am here preaching this sermon as a woman who is divorced and remarried, so I’m an adulterer, just deal with it. There’s a lot I don’t understand about this text though because Jesus tries to even that playing field by saying if a man divorces his wife and marries another, he commits adultery, and he flips it and says if a woman does the same thing, she also commits adultery. It’s like, well wait a minute here, women didn’t have that kind of power or authority, women were property.