154. Is divorce ever permissible?

A man may divorce his wife if he finds some uncleanness in her. (Or if she no longer has favor in his eyes.)

When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house. And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man's wife. Deuteronomy 24:1-2

A man may divorce his wife only if she has fornicated.

Whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery. Matthew 5:32

Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery. Matthew 19:9

Divorce is permitted if an unbelieving spouse chooses to leave.

But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases. 1 Corinthians 7:15

Divorce is never permissible.

Wherefore they are no more twain, but one flesh. What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder. Matthew 19:6

Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery. -- Mark 10:11

Whosoever putteth away his wife and marrieth another, committeth adultery. -- Luke 16:18

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Other questions about marriage:
Is it wrong to have sex outside of marriage?
If a husband believes, is his wife saved also?
Is marriage a good thing?
Is it OK for a divorced woman to remarry?
Is polygamy OK?

And morals:
Is dancing a sin?
Is magic OK?
Is it wrong to steal?
Is it wrong to lie?
Is it OK to make images?
Is it OK to covet?
Should we hate other people?
To kill or not to kill.
To judge or not to judge.
Is it OK for men to have long hair?
How should nonbelievers be treated?
How should homosexuals be treated?
Is it OK to call someone a fool?
Should we let others see our good works?