This thread and all that goes before it has been an eye-opener. I went there on Joseph Darnell's 'Biblical Divorce and Separation video - I was doing the dishes and thought it would entertain me.
JD requested counselling. She said “I just don’t care any more”. Seems fair to me.
His FIL recommended he give her an ultimatum. Thanks Dad.
She hung in through 5 counselling sessions and then refused more. No details on who the counsellor was, or what sort of counselling it was.
“……. I hadn’t realised a day would come when I would have to understand divorce.” Because no male fundie would believe their wife might escape.
“In the end, many people rely on traditions that don’t represent a biblical view of separation.” Which I interpret to mean 'I was desperately searching any means to justify my divorce and let me marry a VF young thing.'
He goes on to talk about how he found a lot of inspiration from a preacher named Robert Waters of Arkansas. I downloaded the document he referenced if anyone is interested, but I didn’t want to post it here. I don’t pretend to understand half of what was written so won't try to summarise it. Feel free to DM if you want a copy.
Word salad word salad word salad word salad until I just couldn't any more....
Basically, he looked at different versions of the Bible and different translations of different words and texts until he could find something that suited him.
And voila - a biblical divorce of his very own.