During the earthly ministry of Jesus He says in Matthew 5:27-28, You have heard that it was said, 'Never commit adultery But I can guarantee that whoever looks with lust at a woman has already committed adultery in his heart. Pastor Chuck says, Most people that I've talked to and tried to counsel not to divorce, get divorced but not to save them from something, but to pave a path toward something else. Yes, people divorce because of pain and suffering but people also divorce because of their hopes for something better than what they currently have in a relationship. This is what Jesus was talking about in His teaching on divorce in Matthew 5. The Old Testament commandment was Do not commit adultery but Jesus goes beyond the command to expose the heart-attitude of lust which leads to adultery.