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by Leslie McLea in General Questions about September 28, 2016 open - report


Ok I thought of this question last night. I have been divorced for over 10 years now. I was married to an alcholic for 23 years. On August 30 my x husband died. Does this leave me a divorced widow according to the Bible? And if so, being a Widow, does this leave me free to marry again should that occiosion arise?  

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    by Darlene Blackmon about October 10, 2016

    I'v never heard that term "Divorced widow".....interesting.I say that because I would be considered that as well....yet...biblically I cannot find the meaning of it.
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    • Sylvia Todd
      by Sylvia Todd
      October 11, 2016

      Darlene, I don't think it's an actual term, in the Bible or probably anywhere else :). It's just a term Leslie coining to try to describe her (and your) situation, and I agree it's descriptive :). I believe Dion was just responding to the part about...  more

    • Darlene Blackmon
      by Darlene Blackmon
      October 11, 2016

      Thank you Sylvia.......I appreciate your help in clearing my stumbled mind.

    • Sylvia Todd
      by Sylvia Todd
      October 12, 2016

      Happy to help, Darlene! I believe that everyone has something to offer and, together, we will be better than each of us alone :)!

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    by Leslie McLea about October 2, 2016

    Thank you Pastor for your reply this frees my heart in many ways. 

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    by Dion Todd about October 1, 2016

    Yes, you are doubly free to marry. Marriage vows are only binding while both parties live, and while they are actually married. There is no marriage in heaven (Matthew 22:30), so there is no marriage of the dead.


    First Corinthians 7:39-40 gives blanket permission for remarriage after the death of one's spouse—although it is not mandatory:

    A wife is bound to her husband as long as he lives. But if her husband dies, she is free to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord.

    And: 1 Timothy 5:14

    So I would have younger widows marry, bear children, manage their households, and give the adversary no occasion for slander.

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    by Leslie McLea about October 1, 2016

    Great thank you. 

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    by Sylvia Todd about October 1, 2016

    Hi Leslie, interesting question! I've never given thought to the term "divorced widow". Dion has been working on the sermon of the week, but I will call this to his attention afterwards :).

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