‘Abdu'l-Bahá, Bahá'u'lláh, Shoghi Effendi
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Extracts From the Bahá’í Teachings Discouraging Divorce

From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh:

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God doth verily love union and concord, and abhorreth separation and divorce.

Bahá’u’lláh, “Kitáb-i-Aqdas” — translated from the Arabic

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At all times hath union and association been well-pleasing in the sight of God, and separation and dissension abhorred. Hold fast unto that which God loveth and is His command unto you. He, verily, is the All-Knowing and the All-Seeing, and He is the All-Wise Ordainer.

Bahá’u’lláh, from a Tablet — translated from the Persian and Arabic

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God, exalted be His glory, disliketh divorce...

Bahá’u’lláh, from a Tablet — translated from the Persian

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Thou hast asked about affection and reconciliation, in the case of Mírzá.... This matter was mentioned in the Holy Presence. This is what the tongue of our All-Merciful Lord uttered in response: “This is regarded with favour and is well-pleasing. After man’s recognition of God, and becoming steadfast in His Cause, the station of affection, of harmony, of concord and of unity is superior to that of most other goodly deeds. This is what He Who is the Desire of the world hath testified at every morn and eve. God grant that ye may follow that which hath been revealed in the Kitáb-i-Aqdas.”

Bahá’u’lláh, from a Tablet — translated from the Persian

From the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá:

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O ye two believers in God! The Lord, peerless is He, hath made woman and man to abide with each other in the closest companionship, and to be even as a single soul. They are two helpmates, two intimate friends, who should be concerned about the welfare of each other. If they live thus, they will pass through this world with perfect contentment, bliss, and peace of heart, and become the object of divine grace and favour in the Kingdom of heaven. But if they do other than this, they will live out their lives in great bitterness, longing at every moment for death, and will be shamefaced in the heavenly realm.