Is separation Biblically acceptable?
August 25, 2007 2:27am CST
IF the intention is to provide some space in order to more clearly see issues, or to show what being alone would be like, but the ultimate intention is to stay married I'd say that yes it is. In fact a case can be made that God separated from Israel for a time so if it's something that He did, with the intention of eventually returning, then how can it be said that it is never OK for us, as long as the intent is to eventually return?
25 Aug 07
I was speaking in terms of a marriage separation. Since the marriage relationship is a picture of God's relationship with Israel, and God did separate Himself from Israel, but with the intent to reconcile then it seems to me to be rather difficult to make the case that separation from one's spouse cannot be Biblically supported.