"from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part"
If you take your wedding vows seriously, ...
Does that mean if your husband or wife cheats, you should stay with them and wait for better days to come?
Does that mean if your husband or wife beats you, you should stay with them and wait for better days to come?
If you shouldn't, what's part of the 'worse' days? The poorer days and sickness are already covered in the later part of the vow.
Most Helpful Guy
As you probably know from my profile, I'm married. Well to make my answer a little more interesting than "I do think so" or "I don't think so", we can look at Matthew 19:9, " And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery.” which is probably the other end of Genesis 24:67 (I doubt there was a Rabbai in that tent).
I do think there is an option to forgive that person and move past it. But if you want off the hook, you're off the hook if its unfaithfulness.
Other than that, you're pretty much stuck with them. That is a surprisingly good reason to try to work through things, if you take it seriously that way.0
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Most Helpful Girl
I think it refers to the adjustment period and rough patches that every couple goes through. Relationships aren't easy - they take work and sometimes nothing goes right and you want to give up. Pushing through these times is what I consider "worse".
A person should never have to feel unsafe in their own home. No person should ever stay with their abusive partner. Cheating shows a fundamental lack of love and respect and I don't believe staying with your partner should be required.0