Doctor of Ministry (DMin)
Christianity | Practical Theology
Styles, Frederick, "Divorce in the Christian Society and a Prescriptive Model to Rekindle the Marriage Bond" (2014). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 857.
The purpose of this project is to explore the history, consequences, and guidelines of divorce in the Christian world. God's plan for marriage is procreation of children and love between husband and wife. According to a Christian study by Jack Wellman, the top three reasons for Christians divorcing are adultery, communication, and abuse (physical and emotional). This thesis will assist couples who are contemplating divorce and provide guidance on the causes and effects of divorce. In addition, it will create a prescriptive model; guidelines for those couples to follow for each of the reasons above that will rekindle and strengthen the marriage bond.