Psychologist and researcher Judith Wallerstein spent 25 years studying the results of the shift in divorce laws that occurred in the 1970’s. No fault divorce swept the nation beginning in 1969, and by 1980, the divorce rate had doubled. Wallerstein was asking the question, “what about the children?”
Her research reveals the long-term effects for adult children of divorce. Those effects are less education, lower income, poorer mental and physical health, more suicide, weakened parent-child relationships, (particularly with fathers) more cohabitation, problematic marriages, and a higher likelihood of divorce. –--Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell.
Mary Jackson, Sins of their Fathers and Mothers, World Magazine, June 11, 2016 pp. 50-53
Matthew 19:6 (HCSB “So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore, what God has joined together, man must not separate.”