Marriage is meant to reflect the sacrificial love between Christ and His Church.
Matthew 19: 3–12
Even though the Law of Moses allowed it, it is clear in today’s passage that Jesus did not support or encourage divorce for any reason. The Pharisees appealed to the Law of Moses to justify divorce, but Jesus appealed to the original intention of God to maintain a marriage.
Jesus said, “Have you not read that the creator from the beginning made them male and female and that he said: This is why a man must leave father and mother, and cling to his wife, and the two become one body?” Divorce goes against the intended permanence and unity of marriage.
Marriage is meant to reflect the sacrificial love between Christ and His Church. (See Ephesians 5: 25). Divorce not only undermines marriage, it denies that partners can make sacrifices for each, instead of throwing in the towel at the first sign of trouble. Divorce also scars the couple involved and their children. An enduring marriage is a positive sign to society. It speaks to the values of commitment and love.