The biggest reason that our divorce rate is skyrocketing is that social mores and values have changed dramatically in just the last few years. I know that things which were considered totally unacceptable when I was a child and even a teenager are perfectly fine now. Television has changed dramatically. When we did have a biblical moral standard things were kept in line. Some may beg to differ with me but the truth is just the truth. As we began to remove God from the picture things began to go south. There is very little morality expressed on the TV, and in the music industry. When an American President gets caught committing adultery while in the oval office, then lies about it to the country and there is no public outcry for him to be removed indications are good that we have a serious problem. We as a country have to get back to sound biblical principles. We need to allow our lives and our country to be governed by these principals.
Marriage is supposed to be a covenant agreement. Instead it is more of a contract. When people sign a contract they always add an exit clause. This ensures that they are not held liable for honoring their end if something goes wrong. A good example of this is the use of prenuptial agreements. If a couple is hedging their bets at the very beginning of a marriage then it is probably a good idea not to get married at all.
Family life is fractured at best. The modern family does not spend the time together that families did in the past. Technology has changed the way that we look at life. The information age that we live in has changed our mindset from normal speed to hyper speed. We are not mentally geared to the long term relationship because everything now is based on instant gratification.
The concepts of time and distance have changed dramatically. My father in law once told me about how he would travel from Hinesville to Waycross Georgia in the 1930’s. He would have to travel for about three days to get there in a horse drawn...