Category Archives: Divorce

Was it true love?

I pointed out a few weeks ago that the concept of courtly love has thoroughly changed how we read stories like Gen 29 in the Bible.  Where the Bible describes a very raw sexual passion, we see a modern romance … Continue reading

Posted in Courtly Love, Divorce, Dr. Richard L. Strauss, New Morality, Romantic Love, Traditional Conservatives | 78 Comments

Embracing no fault divorce is the natural result of elevating romantic love to a moral force.

Some time back my wife and I watched the old TV series Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1955-1962).  It is interesting to watch old shows like that because they give you a sense of the Hollywood propaganda of the age.  One line … Continue reading

Posted in Complementarian, Courtly Love, Divorce, John Milton, Marriage, New Morality, Rebellion, Romantic Love, St. Jerome | 126 Comments

The rational response to high divorce rates.

Note:  Most of the data presented in this post is from family profiles produced by the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) at Bowling Green State University (BGSU).  For brevity when referencing a family profile from the NCFMR … Continue reading

Posted in Data, Disrespecting Respectability, Divorce, Marriage, NCFMR | 225 Comments

Women as responders

In the past I’ve shared Joel and Kathy Davisson’s theology of women as responders. Joel explains in their book: “Can’t the woman be the problem? The man is not always the problem in marriage.” Of course I gestured toward my … Continue reading

Posted in Attacking headship, Book of Oprah, Disrespecting Respectability, Divorce, Dr. Paul Hegstrom, Dr. Richard L. Strauss, Game, Joel and Kathy Davisson, Submission, Traditional Conservatives, Turning a blind eye | 67 Comments

Tempting wives to stay married.

In God hates divorce? Pastor Sam Powell worries that some readers may suspect he is soft on divorce: This article is a little more technical than I usually write. There is a reason for it. I am fully aware that … Continue reading

Posted in Beautiful truth, Church Apathy About Divorce, Divorce, New Morality, Pastor Sam Powell, Rebellion, selling divorce | 277 Comments