“Take up the cross” means making real-life changes and sacrifices. That’s what it takes if you want to follow Jesus.
God\’s will for marriage and divorce is clear, but we sinful humans have a tendency to complicate straightforward truth. We need to take time and effort to have a clear understanding of what God has said about various questions about divorce and remarriage.
It can be tough out here on the dating scene. God doesn\’t *exactly* give us a manual for dating, but the first chapters of Song of Songs provides us with wisdom to guide our mindset and approach to the pursuit of marriage.
Jesus was extremely clear on the matter of divorce. His prohibitive standard compels those who follow him to remain true to their spouses, and it points us to the essence and significance of marriage.