Category Archives: Church Apathy About Divorce

The roots of marriage counseling.

Marcus D linked to a column by feminist and historian Rebecca Onion titled Lock up your wives! Advice columns from decades past provide a chilling glimpse into the horrors of marriage counselling before feminism.  While the title claims that marriage … Continue reading

Posted in Book of Oprah, Church Apathy About Divorce, Feminists, Marriage, Philosophy of Feminism, selling divorce, Threatpoint, Wake-up call | 67 Comments

Nowhere close to true.

I’ve done a bit more digging for the source of the data Shaunti Feldhahn shared in the articles promoting her book (see previous post).  She mentions 2009 Census data, and I recalled that the SIPP data from the US Census Bureau includes information on … Continue reading

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Does Shaunti Feldhahn’s rosy divorce data prove that no fault divorce is working out pretty well after all?

A few weeks ago I asked why modern Christians are so delighted with current divorce rates.  As I explained in the post, Shaunti Feldhahn has a new book* and multiple articles proclaiming the good news about our current no fault divorce/sexual morality … Continue reading

Posted in Church Apathy About Divorce, Data, Denial, Divorce, Marriage, Rebuilding the mound, Romantic Love, Shaunti Feldhahn | 222 Comments

Is God telling her to divorce?

A young woman turns to the experts at the Ask an Apologist section of Catholic Answers Forum to make sure an evil voice isn’t leading her to sin: Would our heavenly Father give signs to file for divorce? (H/T Daniel … Continue reading

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Is marriage just a piece of paper?

Empathologism has an excellent post up dissecting a FamilyLife/Dennis Rainey memo on marriage.  See the link for Empath’s post and the ensuing discussion, but what struck me about the FamilyLife piece is how utterly devoid it is of a sense of … Continue reading

Posted in Book of Oprah, Church Apathy About Divorce, Denial, Dennis Rainey, Divorce, FamilyLife, Focus on the Family, Glenn Stanton, Headship, New Morality, Romantic Love, Submission, Threatpoint, Wake-up call | 235 Comments