Jesus said unto them, “Moses, because of the hardness of your hearts, suffered you to put away your wives: but from the beginning it was not so. And I say unto you, Whosoever shall put away his wife, except it be for fornication, and shall marry another, committeth adultery, and whoso marrieth her which is put away doth commit adultery.” (Matthew 19:8-9)
The word “suffered” in the scriptures means to allow or permit. Women, children, and even men must not be forced to stay with someone that abuses them. They must be permitted the opportunity to leave. But both partners cannot remarry nor should they move in with another person or cheat on their spouse. They stay separate until they can work things out and it could take years. A man cannot remarry and another man cannot marry a man’s divorced wife. Jesus said in Matthew 19:6, “…they are no more twain, but one flesh.” This doesn’t apply to the second wife or second husband and their children. It is exclusive to the first wife and the first husband and their children. Save the first family!