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This was, Jesus again repeated, not the way it was in the beginning (divorce is one of the fruits of the fall).
Jesus was even more restrictive on divorce than the most conservative Jews.
Rather than to try to persuade His disciples otherwise, Jesus said that staying single might be an option to take seriously.
I would remind you that this is a parallel passage to Matthew 19.
I understand that the reason why Jesus does not mention the exception in Mark's Gospel is that He is trying to emphasize "the rule" and not "the exception." That was the problem with the Pharisees.
I disagree with those who attempt to take this text further than what Jesus has said.
They tell us that Jesus meant for this to apply only during the betrothal period, before the marriage was consummated.
The question they had for Jesus was, "Could one divorce for any and every reason?