needed not just from the Bible’s teaching about marriage and divorce, but it’s teachings on violence and the duty of care spouses have to the marriage and how those cultures in which the biblical authors write approaches and experienced things. At times, you need to look at historical Christian and other writings of that time to learn what was going on and then approach the matter from an informed opinion with a set or reasons and recommendations. This is putting theology into practice, it’s an area called Biblical Theology and that gets involved with matters of hermeneutics and exegesis and other elements of biblical literature and study.

Another consideration in answering the matter of this being complicated is that Christians do encounter non-Christians. Sometimes non-Christians are interested in the Christian faith and knowing more about it. Perhaps they