Why is the divorce rate so high? The simple answer is that it is our culture and it’s lack of belief in God, yet a more complex answer is needed if we are to stop it. I have been pondering this question for quite some time now and I believe I have somewhat of a sufficient answer. First we have to make the statement that intercourse is to make children and further bond a couple in marriage. In a society that uses sex for everything from advertising to a recreational activity, this marital act is all but only for when you are serious and want children.
Many unwanted children outside of marriage are either left by their fathers or aborted by their mothers. Where are the men? The gentleman who ought to lay down their life for their wives and family? We are giving into our pleasures and then running. A major issue is that boyfriends and girlfriends in our society get every marital privilege except their taxes stay the same and God is slowly removed from the relationship, if not immediately. Couples are living together and are having sex whenever they want. Back in the old days when you were married, it was said that you had “Bed and Board”. This meant you could live together and have children. So now what is the incentive to get married if you can do everything you can with your partner without any commitment? Many people now blur the image between dating and marriage because they see the only difference is a contract and a little commitment. God is being removed. There is no courting process anymore. There is no discerning. It is all what I want and what you want, and we want it now. Then when people get married, they see it as another dating relationship and instead of breaking up, you just get a divorce. The problem is that once you get married the first time (assuming you mean your vows) it is to death in the eyes of God. The divorce rate is higher every day and there are many more factors that would take longer than this post to describe. Pray your Rosaries! Gentlemen, man up! Discern and court, not nail and bail (This is a serious issue). I am in this battle too, so know that if I sound condemning it is only on my wretched self. God Bless!