Here, the innocent party is free to choose whether the marriage relationship shall be continued. Reconciliation is ever the ideal, especially if children are involved. Divorce for the innocent marriage partner is not mandatory but permissible.
The innocent person is above reproach and can be an active member of a church family and hold responsibilities of ministry or teaching for he has not violated God’s law and has conducted himself in a Christian manner. Therefore, he is worthy to take part in the Lord’s service.
In His service,
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