Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Result Of No Fault Divorce

Here is some more backlash from a post I wrote about our nation being a better place to live 50 years ago ~

As for divorce, Mary Ann Mason in The Equality Trap {pub 1988} documents how in 1969, No Fault divorce laws were passed and were pivotal to the increasing divorce rates. In other words, divorces were rare in the past because no one could get one, not because marriages were happier. Woman staying at home didn't guarantee a Godly nation. 

So couples didn't get divorced years ago as often since it was harder to get divorced even though women were unhappy in their marriages, but guess what, the children were much happier and our nation was a much safer place!  Women being happy is the most important goal in a nation?

Our nation was a much better place when divorce was rare, when mothers were raising their children, and fathers worked hard to provide for their family.  God's ways always work.  His Word is very clear that divorce should be rare, children should be raised by their mothers, and fathers should provide.

No fault divorce has led to the destruction of our nation.  Couples are no longer covenant keepers.  If marriage gets difficult, if personalities clash, if one is unhappy, simply get divorced.  As a result, children suffer, extended family members suffer, and ultimately, our nation suffers.

Let me ask you, are women really happier?  Studies show that those couples who stay together during the rough patches are much happier in the long run than those who get divorced.  Are women happier since they are able to have careers and work 40 hours a week?  I hear from many women how exhausted they are as depression, autoimmune and heart diseases, etc. rise among women.

We can never outsmart God and His ways no matter how hard we try.  His ways work.  He created us and He knows what He is talking about.  

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.  
For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boastful, 
proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy.
2 Timothy 3:1,2