As I mentioned in Part I of this thread there are a couple of more reasons for divorce; In total there are 4 main reasons. Bible Reason #3: Defrauding
What Is a Fraudulent Marriage?
Defrauded - It is a principle that everyone should understand; To have one's spouse be guilty of "sexual immorality" or fail to provide what God says the spouse should provide in the marriage relationship.
Corinthians 7: 3-5 King James Version
Let the husband render unto the wife due benevolence: and likewise also the wife unto the husband.
The wife hath not power of her own body, but the husband: and likewise also the husband hath not power of his own body, but the wife.
Defraud ye not one the other, except it be with consent for a time, that ye may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again, that Satan tempt you not for your incontinency.
In Addition: There are defects that affect the character and mental orientation of individuals. Other destructive behavior and lifestyles such as alcoholism, dope addiction, homosexuality, demonism, etc., deeply affect the stability of the marriage.
Few people would knowingly enter into a marriage with an individual who had these character defects. But what if one enters into a marriage not knowing the defect of such an individual? What if you have been led to believe differently, or when your spouse has withheld vital information?
For example, in conversations, observations, and associations, these significant defects were hidden. Would God bind such a marriage when it is based on fraud?
Of course not!
Marriages are not bound on the basis of fraud and deception. God is fair and just. He understands the hearts and minds of those who are sincere and honest, even though they may have been deceived and misled. He holds no conscientious person to an agreement if the very basis of the agreement is fraudulent.
However, once the fraud is discovered, the injured party must act. He or she cannot acknowledge the fraud and continue in the relationship. Action must be taken.
Not to take action means the right to annul the marriage is waived. If he or she forgives or tolerates the fraud and continues to live with such a mate, God would then bind the marriage. Bible Reason #4: In cases of Abuse
God gave every person three privileges or inalienable rights—the right to life, the right to liberty, and the right to property. God is the one who gives life and no one has the right to take it away except civil authorities. To them he gave authority to put to death those who violate God’s law. If the circumstances of a marriage are some type of abuse/aggression, or treacherous dealing, this is then considered a direct violation to the God-given right to life.
Malachi 2:14-16 King James Version
“Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant.
And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.
For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously.”
Also see; What does the Bible say about divorce? PART I