We believe that God intends marriage to be a covenant between one man and one woman for life…. The church is called to help couples strengthen their marriage relationship and to encourage reconciliation in times of conflict….
The commentary to the article adds:
Some in the church experience divorce, abuse, sexual misconduct, and other problems that make marriage and family life burdensome or even impossible.
Today’s church needs to uphold the permanency of marriage and help couples in conflict move toward reconciliation. At the same time, the church, as a reconciling and forgiving community, offers healing and new beginnings. The church is to bring strength and healing to individuals and families.
Most modern Mennonite churches accept as members persons who have been divorced and remarried. The more conservative groups do not allow for divorced and/or remarried persons to be part of their congregation.