“Al and Tipper Gore's marriage lasted four decades, through a deployment to Vietnam, the near-death of a child and the heartache of losing the disputed 2000 presidential election,” reports AP. But, the marriage could not survive $100 million.
The man who claimed his marriage was the inspiration for the movie “Love Story” ended “amiably” the couple said.
A radio commentator said their trouble was they were both in love with the same man.
Their divorce might have been amiable between the two, but between Al and God it is a different thing. God absolutely, positively “hates” for a man to put away his wife: "Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant... For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away...therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously" (Malachi 2:14-16).
Theologian C.M. Laymon puts it strongly: "Marriage is a solemn agreement before God; hence those who divorce their wives are guilty not merely of covenant breaking but of blasphemy."
Money is often a factor in divorces. They can result from too little money or too much of the stuff. After 40 years of marriage the thing that changed was the Gore’s wealth"
Most people find it very difficult to survive wealth. The Bible warns, “But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. Oh For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows” (1 Timothy 6:9-10. Apparently the Gores are drowning in the $100's millions.
Heaven weeps, the couples who are influenced by their divorce will weep and one day the Gores will shed their tears. It is sad, for them, to marry again and always wonder if the money was the attraction. It is sad not to marry again and grow old alone.