Category Archives: Divorce

What is marriage? The divorce edition

Tweet It is a tired trope that people who care about marriage are inordinately worried about it being redefined and should just work to address the problem of divorce. Of course, in fact, they have been doing just that for … Continue reading

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Rethinking unilateral divorce

Tweet The Deseret News has recently published an important series of articles (here and here) and an editorial on an issue that gets far less attention than it deserves — the serious consequences of our legal culture of divorce. The … Continue reading

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What’s the big rush to get divorced?

Tweet In the 2012 session, the Utah Legislature took a welcome baby step toward restoring moral seriousness to the state’s treatment of divorce by restoring the (very short) 90-day waiting period before filing and finalization. At the other end of … Continue reading

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The truth behind the misleading ‘shacking up’ headline

Tweet The headline on MSN tells you all you need to know about how the mainstream media sees family issues: “Shacking Up No Longer a Major Divorce Predictor: Yet another reason to live in sin.” The story reports on a … Continue reading

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Get government out of the marriage business?

Tweet Should we just get government out of the marriage business? That question is increasingly common in the debate over same-sex marriage. J. Max Wilson has made some good comments on this question. The 2012 legislative session has made me … Continue reading

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Divorce’s cruel effects on men, women and children

Tweet   While divorce has likely touched the lives of most Utahns in some way, many of us may underestimate the negative impacts of this social problem on communities, adults and, especially, children. Reams of research show that children are … Continue reading

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