Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Divorce Generation: Finding Redemption

It is a common, oft-repeated statistic: One in two American marriages will end in divorce—even within the Church. It hangs over our nation like a dark cloud. But what is truly sobering is that an entire generation of Americans has grown up in a culture where statistically, divorce is every bit as normal as marriage itself.
Writing in a recent Newsweek article titled, "The Divorce Generation Grows Up," David Jefferson tells the stories of the Grant High School class of 1982. "In our parents’ generation, marriage was still the most powerful social force," he writes. "In ours, it was divorce. My 44-year-old classmates and I have watched divorce morph from something shocking, even shameful, into a routine fact of American life..."

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