Not only does the Bible not speak against remarriage after a spouse dies, in some cases, it actually encourages it (1 Corinthians 7:8-9; 1 Timothy 5:14). The Jewish culture in biblical times also encouraged this for different reasons. In most cases, the Bible addresses the issue of widows rather than widowers. read more
Widows and widowers should feel no pressure to rush into a remarriage, but they shouldn’t exclude the possibility either. read more
Patrick Neza, a boutique owner in Remera, says it should take at least a year after the death of one’s spouse before one makes any major decisions, including re-marrying. “If the death of your mate was sudden, getting over your grief may be particularly difficult, and you may wait several years before even considering the idea of remarriage. read more
The Bible clearly says that widows and widowers are free to remarry, but it does not say if they should. Remarriage is as much a matter for spiritual discernment as the initial marriage. It is good to be married, and it is good to be single. read more
What does the Bible say about remarriage? 1 Corinthians 7:1 - 12. ESV - 1 Now concerning the matters about which you wrote: "It is good for a man not to have sexual relations with a woman. 2 But because of the temptation to sexual immorality, each man should have his own wife and each woman her own husband. read more
Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before the LORD: and thou shalt not cause the land to sin, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.
But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.
For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.