Misapplied Passages – Does Hosea teach what men should do in marriage?

I have decided to write about this topic as misapplying Hosea has been causing harm to many Christian men. I will not give an exposition on the passage, it is quite simple. Read it for yourselves.

Many churches and bible colleges teach that once a wife cheats and leaves the husband the man shall never remarry but wait for his wife to return to him. Even if she marries another man, this poor guy must wait with the hope that she divorces him, or perhaps one day her husband dies, and she might return to her rightful husband.

I am aware of a man who was indoctrinated with this doctrine, after divorce lived alone all his life and on his deathbed regretted it. There are many others who are in the same position, so please take note and help them if you meet them. (more…)