Another young couple has bit the dust, in our congregation. That's close to 20.
We'll probably hear a special needs talk, and of course the couple will be counselled to get back together, and they are not scripturally free to marry.
Comments will be made that it's is the fault of the younger ones, today. Apparently younger ones are selfish, but, are they?
Think about the 50's. Was it easy to separate then? Not really. The thinking back in those days made it difficult for women to free themselves from an abusive state. People worried about what their community thought. It still was considered not acceptable for an interational marriage. We have come a long way. Today, men and women are free, and empowered to make decisions, and to change things if things are not working right.
It's the times thathave changed. Women are financially better equipped to look after themselves, and to not live in fear of any man.
I consider this progress.
Fear will not restore a marriage (at least not keep the marriage happy). The society have burdened families today that may have contributed to the break-up.