Joel Osteen on DivorceMy wife was flipping through the channels and hung out on Joel Osteen for a second to see if what I've said previously was true. Within minutes he managed to say, "If somebody says something to you that you don't want to hear, look at them with a smile on your face and let it go in one ear and right out the other." I thought, "That's dangerous advice, but whatever." (See Proverbs 13, esp v. 1, 10).
A few minutes later he actually said, "If you're in a relationship with somebody who's a controller, you know what? That's not going to get better. That's a manipulative relationship. You need to take a leap of faith and get out of that relationship." He actually said divorce was a step of faith and a recommendable option if it feels like it will never get better!
[Jesus] answered "Have you not read that he who created them from the beginning made them male and female, and said, 'Therefore a man shall leave his father and mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh'? So they are no longer two but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together let not man separate...And I say to you: whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery." (Matthew 19:4-6,9)