• Karima Muhammad

When Faith and Feelings Collide: How Religion Affects Divorce

People of different faith have their respective definitions and perspective of divorce. Divorce is a civil process. It is a fundamental human decision for those who are not inclined to any prestigious beliefs. The faithful ones see it as sinful and usually forbidden, making it harder for couples to give up marriage, should there be a need to separate from one's spouse.

The prominent religions around the world have different views on divorce. Every religion has its own set of rules, constraints, and lists of circumstances once done. Christianity sees marriage as a sacred lifelong union between heterosexual couples. Moreover, devotees believe that God hates the whole ordeal. Divorce is not even a valid term; instead, opt for annulment.

On the other hand, the Islamic religion recognizes the idea of divorce but highly discourages it. Divorce can be allowed in three discrepancies. Talaq is the husband's initiative; Lian is the husband's initiative accompanied by allegations of his wife's infidelity; Khula is the wife's initiative. Judaism also allows divorce but sees it as a last resort. During a divorce, believers follow a tradition called get. However, unlike Islam, the wife can never initiate a divorce. Buddhism believes that separation would be preferable to spending a lifetime being sad and miserable among all religions.

It may be necessary for divorcing couples to divorce as subscribed by their religious teachings and civil divorce.

The correlation between religion and divorce is significant in that its manifestation is denied or prolonged. Married couples who want to end their marriage seek aid to achieve a successful separation, concerning the circumstances, including religion. Divorce Mediation is done voluntarily by the couples where mutual respect is guaranteed; it is a settlement process that provides rational plans for their future. A divorce mediator helps attain an agreement regarding practicality like financial aspects, children (if any), and other factors affected after the divorce. This process is more affordable, less risky, and more beneficial to children. This alternative is less restricted and will not risk your religious affiliations.

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