What the Bible Says About Divorce and Remarriage by Wayne Grudem
The Bible describes marriage as a God-initiated union established before witnesses, a union that is indissoluble. Indeed, God’s plan is for a man and a woman to enter a marriage covenant that lasts a lifetime.
Wayne Grudem’s book attempts to navigate a biblical path for people in search of answers. As stated above, Dr. Grudem holds to a marital union that is lifelong and monogamous. Since we live in a world which is polluted by sin, the standard that God expects is often jettisoned and disobeyed.
While the author has a high view of marriage, he does maintain that in some cases, remarriage may be permissible – even when the previous spouse is still living. He sets forth his case in a clear and gracious way.
The great strength of this work is its brevity and readability. I encourage readers to wrestle with Grudem’s position and contrast it with competing others such as Carl Laney and Jim Ellif.