What is wilful desertion? What times of desertion are not meant in the WCF? What does desertion look like? Is physical abuse desertion? Why is this paragraph needed today? What are some of the arguments used to justify divorce in today’s culture? Do you think there’s gray areas in certain scenarios for divorce? How is the church and/or state to be involved in these cases? How can the church help make marriages more healthy so these cases don’t happen? What pastoral wisdom can you give from this? Tune in as Nathan, Shawn, Joel, and Kyle discuss WCF 24.6:
Although the corruption of man be such as is apt to study arguments, unduly to put asunder those whom God hath joined together in marriage; yet nothing but adultery, or such wilful desertion as can no way be remedied by the Church or civil magistrate, is cause sufficient of dissolving the bond of marriage; wherein a public and orderly course of proceeding is to be observed; and the persons concerned in it, not left to their own wills and discretion in their own case.