Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage: Seen Through the Character of God and the Mind of Jesus

Jones Deerstand picFor the past 19 years Lynn and I have been conducting relationship and marriage conferences. Our work has taken us across this nation, into foreign countries, and into the lives of thousands of Christian men and women struggling with the issues of divorce and remarriage. Many had experienced the trauma of divorce yet many others were in places of leadership and were wrestling with the practical application of the biblical text. As a result, over fifteen years ago I determined to prayerfully restudy the topic.

MarriageDivorce2015Through the years I have read and researched reams of material written on this subject. I have studied with conservative rabbis to better understand the Hebrew Bible. I have spent hundreds of hours with numerous preachers and church leaders gleaning insight from their study and experiences. Most importantly I have studied and restudied the biblical text and have challenged many of my previously held conclusions. I was forced to examine how I looked at scripture and admit how little I really knew about the topic.

Undoubtedly my study is an ongoing process, but I finally decided to put into print what I had learned. The resulting manuscript, Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage: Seen Through the Character of God and the Mind of Jesus is scheduled to be released by College Press in Joplin, Missouri, this fall. The heart of the book includes an in depth study of 1 Corinthians 7 and the divorce texts in the gospels. An accompanying study guide for classroom use will be available for download through our website. Certainly this volume is not the “final word” on this subject, but I pray it will spawn further conversation, research, and study on the topic.

My desire is that it will also provide guidance as the church attempts to reach out to a lost and broken world.

This book is now available from our online store at this link.


  1. Bill Estep says:

    Awesome introduction of “The Book.” Can’t wait to get my hands on a hard copy. I think it will totally change how we read our Bibles!

  2. Bill Dayton says:

    Brother Jones, I look forward to reading your book on MDR. Do you know when it will be published?

  3. Hank McNally says:

    So how much was written in town, how much was written in the Executive Office, or Red Roof Inn. Can’t wait to read the book and see your study, struggles with interpretation and summations.

  4. Brandi wells says:

    Hi Jerry. I hope you all are doing well. I want to get a copy of your book. Can you tell me how I may obtain it, and I’d love to get a copy of the study guide as well! Thank you.

    • Jerry Jones says:

      The book should be available this month. If you will send me your name and address, I will send you a copy with bill. The study guide will be on our web page at a later date. We trust the book will be a blessing.

  5. Jennifer McBride says:

    Jerry, I would love a copy of the book as well. Please send book and invoice to Jennifer mcBride, 1914 Weatherly Circle SW Decatur AL 35603 Thank you very much.

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