10 I’m passing on the Lord’s command to those who are married: A wife shouldn’t leave her husband, 11 but if she does leave him, then she should stay single or be reconciled to her husband. And a man shouldn’t divorce his wife. 12 I’m telling everyone else (the Lord didn’t say this specifically): If a believer has a wife who doesn’t believe, and she agrees to live with him, then he shouldn’t divorce her. 13 If a woman has a husband who doesn’t believe and he agrees to live with her, then she shouldn’t divorce him. 14 The husband who doesn’t believe belongs to God because of his wife, and the wife who doesn’t believe belongs to God because of her husband. Otherwise, your children would be contaminated by the world, but now they are spiritually set apart. 15 But if a spouse who doesn’t believe chooses to leave, then let them leave. The brother or sister isn’t tied down in these circumstances. God has called you to peace. 16 How do you know as a wife if you will save your husband? Or how do you know as a husband if you will save your wife? (1 Corinthians 7:10-16, CEB)
Simply because you don’t believe the same things is not a reason to divorce.
You do not have to agree on everything to be married. That is a shocker!
And if your partner doesn’t believe, you may just be giving them a hand up. If you can love and care for each other than you can stay married. Now if one spouse is abusing the other, then you need to end the relationship. God doesn’t want us to stay in abusive relationships.
We need to know though that everyone will not always agree with us. and that is ok. We still need to be about sharing God’s love in everything we do.
Loving People. Loving God.