Saturday, June 14, 2008

Honor Dads, Honor Marriage - dispel the myths of "no fault divorce"

A great article by Professor Stephen Baskerville of Patrick Henry College appears on Anglican Mainstream.

It is to-the-point and worth the read. As Fathers' Day rolls around, it is worth considering the harm our social policies do to the God-given vocation of dads...and by domino effect to their wives and children.

Investigating and revealing the unintended, destructive consequences of "no fault divorce" is not an ideological, conservative vs. liberal exercise. Yes, feminist groups helped advance the idea, but it became a legal reality in 1969 when signed into California law by then-Governor and conservative icon Ronald Reagan.

ALMIGHTY God, our heavenly Father, who settest the solitary in families; We commend to thy continual care the homes in which thy people dwell. Put far from them, we beseech thee, every root of bitterness, the desire of vain-glory, and the pride of life. Fill them with faith, virtue, knowledge, temperance, patience, godliness. Knit together in constant affection those who, in holy wedlock, have been made one flesh; turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to the fathers; and so enkindle fervent charity among us all, that we be evermore kindly affectioned with brotherly love; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

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