Lots of rhetoric in the General Forum, but thought this a better place to discuss the theology of the issue. God condemns the behavior of the Jews returning from exile. God hates divorce. Bob hates divorce. In 34+ years pastoral ministry, I have seen only 2 cases of "exception" (according to Jesus/Paul). That is not much of an exception. And just finished lunch and found that a close family friend is getting a divorce after nearly 20 years (and kids). She "fell in love" with a deacon in their church who was holding home Bible studies, etc etc etc. MADE ME HATE DIVORCE EVEN MORE (to say nothing of that Baptist deacon . . ). Okay, enough venting. I'd like to start with this verse - does God HATE putting away and dealing treacherously with our wives? Let's leave the other verses (Matt 5, I Cor) out of it for now. Please.