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    • Divorce
      By: Miranda McCormack
    • Story
    • Divorce Defined
      According to dictionary.com divorce is any formal separation of husband and wife according to established custom.
    • Thesis Statement for Divorce
      Divorce is common in more than half of marriages today but the church is strongly against it.
    • Pro-Divorce
      Escape from an unhappy marriage/situation
      Allows persons to live independently
      Person can gain a sense of self integrity
      Can live a life of self-dependency
      Enjoy life more
      Chance to look for another spouse
      Given a second chance to have a happy and successful marriage
    • Pro-Divorce cont.
      Domestic abuse might be another reason a person files for divorce
      Many people say that this is another acceptable reason for divorce
      Domestic abuse puts a person in a situation of fear for themselves and possibly their children
      Divorce can be an escape route from a harmful marriage
    • Graph
    • Art
    • Anti-Divorce
      Children are effected by divorce in such ways as
      Stunted educational growth
      Higher rates of drug abuse, suicide, and are more likely to drop out of highschool/college
      A more likely chance of a failed marriage in the future
      Joint custody is an option
      Court disputes are often arguemental and end with bitter feelings
      Places children in the middle of two homes
      Creates an unstable enviorment to grow up in
    • Anti-Divorce cont.
      Divorce puts the responsibilities of two parents on the shoulders of one
      The family relies on the income of one person
      Parent has to play the role of father and mother
      Family is often put into poverty within a year of the divorce
      Religious practice is dropped drastically or all together when only one parent is raising the children
      Religious worship has been linked to longer, happier, and more successful marriages
    • Religious Aspects
      The Church views divorce as a grave evil
      It goes against the natural law
      Defiles the covenant made with God when vows are receited
      When two people are joined in marriage they promise to God that they will stay together
      “Till death do us part.”
      “A ratified and consumated marriage cannot be dissolved by any human power or for any reason other than death.” (Iuris Canonici 1141)
    • Religious Aspects cont.
      So many people these days are getting married without really getting to know eachother
      Couples who live together before getting married have a higher chance of getting a divorce
      Marriage is more than just a choice, it’s a vocation that is created to last a life time and make you happy
      God designed marriage to make people happy
      Marriage was not meant to be a series of test trials
      God intended for us to find the one person that makes us happy and live the rest of our life with them
    • Definitive Statement
      The Church views divorce as a moral evil, even though more than 50% of marriages end in divorce today, it is still wrong, it breaks the covenant with God and goes against the natural law.  
    • Anecdote
    • Thank you Any questions?
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