In process of divorce

I got married a few years back. Well, I got married for all the wrong reasons. I am now in the process of a divorce and my soon to be ex was very abusive: very, very controlling. He had raped me numerous times in our marriage. I finally had it. I have continued to ask for forgiveness. I know God has forgiven me. But I know in the Catholic church divorce is looked down on highly. My dad was kicked out of the Catholic church for divorce. So my question is.... what is your view on divorce? I am going to make a better choice in my next marriage because seeing that my ex wants nothing to do with my daughter is hard on me. Even though my mom helps, it's still hard. So seeing the circumstances, what would be your answer, and what is your view on divorce?

I am truly sorry to hear about the abusive situation you experienced.  Hopefully you are talking to trusted counselors about your family life.

As you asked about church body’s view on divorce, I can pass along this statement that you will find elsewhere on this website:  “The Bible and Lutherans teach that marriage is the union of one man and one woman. It is a partnership in which the man is the loving head. Marriage is established by God. It is a holy relationship not to be broken. A married person sins if he or she divorces without a biblical reason. Before God, no divorce is valid except in cases of fornication or desertion. The tendency to consider marriage as unimportant results in great harm to the family, the church, and the nation.  Genesis 2:18; Ephesians 5:24,25; Hebrews 13:4; Matthew 19:9; 1 Corinthians 7:15; Psalm 51:10”

God help you to find healing and strength through the precious gospel of Jesus Christ.