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Tuesday. [Heb. 12:25-26, 13:22-25; Mark 10:2-12] emWhat God hath joined together, let not man put asunder/em. With these words the Lord affirms the integrity of marriage; only one lawful ground for divorce is indicated — a spouse’s unfaithfulness. But what should one do if one discovers something like this? Be patient. We have a universal commandment — to bear one another’s burdens; even more willingly should close ones, such as spouses, mutually fulfill this with respect to one another. Unwillingness to be patient blows up some unpleasantness out of proportion, and trifles pile up into a dividing wall. What is the mind given us for? To smooth out the path of life. Wisdom will work out any unpleasantness which is met. Because of lack of earthly wisdom, it not worked out; even more because of an unwillingness to think over well the state of things, and even more from not having any goal in life other than pleasure. Pleasures cease, satisfaction with one another ceases; on it goes until divorce. The more goals in life are debased, the more frequent divorces become on the one hand, and on the other — unlawful temporary cohabitation. The source of this evil lies in materialistic views of the world and life.