Recently, a friend posted a link to G-d's Yellow Pages (http://web2.airmail.net/dpelc/yellow/
I am recently divorced, and I wanted to see what they have for Divorce under "Teachings about life's problems" - the idea being that regardless of religion, one can glean pearls of wisdom on ways to live peacefully and happily. I was shocked to see what was written there.
Mark 10:2-12 (New International Version)
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2Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, "Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?"
3"What did Moses command you?" he replied.
4They said, "Moses permitted a man to write a certificate of divorce and send her away."
5"It was because your hearts were hard that Moses wrote you this law," Jesus replied. 6"But at the beginning of creation God 'made them male and female.'[a] 7'For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,[b] 8and the two will become one flesh.'[c] So they are no longer two, but one. 9Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate."
10When they were in the house again, the disciples asked Jesus about this. 11He answered, "Anyone who divorces his wife and marries another woman commits adultery against her. 12And if she divorces her husband and marries another man, she commits adultery."
To me, it says this: Even though G-d said that divorce was okay before, it's really not. If you get divorced, you must never get married again, or it's adultery.
Am I misunderstanding? My husband left me, and I divorced him because he was committing adultery. According to Christian principles, does that mean I must never marry again?
I'm Jewish, so I know that I will one day find love and marry again without guilt - but I try my absolute best to understand other religions - especially the ones of close friends whom I respect. Can anyone clarify for me?