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