I was raised in a small Baptist church and accepted Christ as a teenager. I graduated high school and joined the military and got away from the church for a few years. However, a divorce brought me back and I have been faithfully serving now for about 10 years. I can see how God used that event to speak to me and bring me back to His service. After many years as a single, I married again, to a Christ devoted lady. Since going through a divorce though, I have become acutely aware of a stigma that seems to be attached to divorced people. In some ways, it seems to be the unforgivable sin. I certainly know that this isn't true, Christ died for all sins and that includes anything and everything related to my divorce as long as I give it to Him. But after doing that, and moving on, I have run into situations where the church questions and brings up this past experience. One example is that my wife now has worked on a church staff. She was interviewed and asked to bring me along as we were a team. The written application specifically asked if either of us had been divorced and to supply a testimony as to what had happened. I was personally questioned about it during the interview as well. At one point, we considered the possibility that we might be used as missionaries. In looking over all of the applications for the various organizations, the one common thread was the question and explanation required regarding divorce. My question is this. Only on one of these applications were there any questions about sins beyond divorce. These include previous alcohol or drug abuse or abortion. It seems that abusing alcohol or drugs in the past or having an abortion doesn't make it to the level of questioning you on an application. What is it about the Baptist faith, IMB, etc. that is so hung up on the past sin of divorce? It has really turned me off and I am aware that there are no perfect churches as we are all just God's people trying to serve Him. What if God really does have in mind for my wife and myself to serve as missionaries?