Marriage and Divorce

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McClure, Phillips, 1905 - Divorce - 58 pages
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Page 57 - Wives, submit to your husbands as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior.
Page 50 - True, it is very hard sometimes to bear the burden of this law ! I said at the beginning that if I were a praying parson, I should pray for sympathy not to become unfeeling to the complex, secret agony herein involved. But the law is inexorable.
Page 15 - The social end of marriage is" to perpetuate the physical and spiritual existence of the human race, and to enhance and improve it.
Page 53 - York. 4Xx7 in. 59 pages. 50c., net In the two lectures here published Dr. Adler holds higher ground than is taken even in the churches. Marriage is no mere contract, " it is like a natural tie, and non-observance on the one side does not annul the duties by which a person of high honor conceives himself or herself bound.
Page 48 - But still happiness is an incident, a concomitant, and you cannot make it the highest end, without coming to the intolerable position that marriage should cease when happiness ceases. The highest end of marriage is to perpetuate, promote and enhance the spiritual life of the world, to keep the flame of mentality burning in the universe, and to confer perpetual benefits one upon the other, especially the highest benefits of moral growth. The supreme aim of marriage is to contribute to the growth of...
Page 54 - No! We should realize that the old Mosaic doctrine, of "an eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth," although still entertained by many, has passed away with the advent of Him who said: "Let him who is without sin, cast the first stone," and to the woman, herself: "Go!
Page 13 - I venture to say that, in nine cases out of ten, even fine and lovely people will enter into marriage with never a thought beyond that of their own happiness. They forget that they are servants, that there are great social ends to which they must bow; and the fact that [13] these ends are lost sight of is the chief explanation of the increase of the evil of divorce.
Page 47 - ... result. But still happiness is an incident, a concomitant, and you cannot make it the highest end, without coming to the intolerable position that marriage should cease when happiness ceases. The highest end of marriage is to perpetuate, promote and enhance the spiritual life of the world, to keep the flame of mentality burning in the universe, and to confer perpetual benefits one upon the other, especially the highest benefits of moral growth. The supreme aim of...
Page 48 - Sometimes fathers and sons do not agree, and mothers and daughters do not agree. Is that a reason why they should shake off their obligations to one another ? Why not propose the divorce also of the parental and filial ties ? Those incompatibilities are sometimes just as painful; they are the source of just as much unhappiness.

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