Even if a divorcing/divorced person is very close to you, you do not know what really happened.Therefore, you should refrain from making comments or asking prying questions.Perhaps we divorced Catholics are overly sensitive, but certain statements and inquiries are like rubbing salt into a very sore wound.I have been asked, “Did you try counseling or Retrouvaille? ” is another gem, to which I answer that forgiveness is not the same as a pardon.It is time for all of us in the Church to stop judging the divorced.This may seem like a rationalization, but Jesus’ statement in Matthew 19:6 (“Therefore, what God has joined together, no human being must separate”) does not apply to all marriages.
Perhaps, as a result, more and more couples are choosing to live together without bothering to get married.
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