One woman told me that she wants to divorce her husband because he wants to vaccinate their children. Let me tell you something, her children would be far better off if they were vaccinated (and I am completely against vaccinations) rather than having their parents divorced and their lives destroyed. Another problem this woman would face is that the father will still be able to vaccinate the children without the mom’s consent because no judge will side with her. When he has the children, he can easily go get them vaccinated. These are issues to talk about before marriage, but this issue shouldn’t be a deal breaker, in my opinion.
We didn’t vaccinate our children. We researched them before deciding and decided not to do so. I am still against vaccinations, and I know it’s an extremely hot issue but it’s not worth destroying a marriage over. I hate divorce more than I hate vaccinations. I know some godly women who are against vaccinations but vaccinate their children in submission to their husbands. They pray over their children and feed them as healthy as they can. They have given it to the Lord. Divorce devastates ALL children. Vaccinations don’t.
Here are a few responses to women in the chat room about this issue:
“Divorce means custody and medical decision disputes and the courts are just about guaranteed to side with whichever parent wants to vaccinate. So she will be pretty much handing him the tools he needs to take them completely. Also, if she loses the ‘battle’ but remains married and is educated on the dangers, risks, and hopefully knowledgeable on the signs of a reaction of vaccinations, she will be in a better position to care for her kids than if they were away from her and he did it anyway.” (Deena B.)
“God didn’t command us to avoid vaccines (or to take them). He did command wives to obey their husbands. Thus, this is a clear case of Biblical authority instructing this woman to obey her husband. It’s not submission if you agree. Submission means you give in even though you disagree. Also, I guarantee you divorcing her husband will do far more damage to her children than vaccines will.” (Lindsay H.)
“They will get vaccinated for sure if she divorces him, and they would probably administer them all at once. It’s not worth it at all. Although I am not a fan of vaccinations, I would recommend honoring her husband and slowly catching them up on vaccines or decide together which ones are most important. And pray for their children’s protection, physically and spiritually. In my own experience, when I am morally opposed to something that my husband decides, God has heard my prayers and is faithful. He has always protected my family. Not saying this is the case for every single situation, but our God is a good God and He loves us and hears our prayers.” (Erika T.)
“I agree it’s not worth a divorce. He would win and the child would be vaccinated anyway, since that’s the standard of care so it wouldn’t solve any issues and would only add more issues, one of them being not having a dad in the home. You can vaccinate them and detox them if you are in the home and you can space them out if you’re the one in charge of it. If you get a divorce, what the court orders is what you do.” (Kaitlynn B.)
“It sounds to me more like she has a general spirit of rebellion. I personally wouldn’t even address the vaccination issue and instead get to the heart of the issue, because I guarantee the problem is bigger than the vaccine.” (Sarah G.)
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.