divorce

Why Do I Let Him Treat Me Like This?

I hear from many people in various stages of divorce: pre-divorce, post-divorce, going-through-the-middle of divorce, reluctantly divorced people who would like to stay married, people leaving abusive situations that would have qualified for divorce under the strictest definition of “fault.” One question I hear again and again from people in troubled marriages, before or after… Continue reading Why Do I Let Him Treat Me Like This?

Abortion · American politics · Children's Rights · divorce · Obergefell · Structural Injustice

Why I’m not worried about Gorsuch.

I know some of my friends are concerned about Gorsuch describing Obergefell as “absolutely settled law.” I would be more worried except for one thing. As far as I know, no one has a credible case for overturning Obergefell. The conservative Christian legal community does not have a litigation strategy for overturning Obergefell, to the… Continue reading Why I’m not worried about Gorsuch.

Children's Rights · divorce · Sexual politics

Divorce Reform: Take your stand.

Representative Matt Krause of Texas has introduced a bill to limit no-fault divorce in that state. Ruth Readers: it is time to put up or shut up about family breakdown. We have a petition that anyone can sign. It just says we support Rep Krause’s effort to limit no-fault divorce. You do not have to… Continue reading Divorce Reform: Take your stand.

Abortion · Authentic Reproductive Justice · divorce · Structural Injustice

Authentic Reproductive Justice

“Reproductive justice” is generally code for “abortion on demand and without apology.”  I propose we talk about “authentic reproductive justice,”  which means justice for the child. Justice for children means that every child conceived has a right to be welcomed into life. The financial condition or age or belief systems of their parents are irrelevant. Equality… Continue reading Authentic Reproductive Justice

annulment · Catholic culture · divorce · Poll-Quiz

Should a Catholic divorcee date without an annulment?

I encountered a bit of controversy yesterday in a Facebook discussion. Please help me sort this out. Pretend you are a divorced person, who is seeking an annulment. By chance, you connect with an old flame from high school. Please read the following passage, and see if it helps you discern whether you should start… Continue reading Should a Catholic divorcee date without an annulment?

Amoris Laetitia · Catholic Controversies · divorce

The Tyranny of Lawlessness

The Amoris Laetitia crisis in the Catholic Church has many facets and unanswered questions. One question is: why are so few bishops and cardinals asking for clarification of the ambiguities in the document? Why are so few coming to the defense of the plain teaching of Jesus? Over at Rorate Caeli,  John R. T. Lamont,… Continue reading The Tyranny of Lawlessness

Abortion · Assisted Reproduction · Catholic culture · divorce · Sterilization · Survivors of the Sexual Revolution

“Nobody told me it was wrong”

The Ruth Institute held another Healing Family Breakdown Retreat this past weekend. As I listen to people share their stories of family breakdown, a procession of past encounters marches through my memory. People tell me their stories, and not just at times appointed for this purpose, like the Retreat. I recall: a college student in… Continue reading “Nobody told me it was wrong”