This book examines anew the nature and meaning of marriage from the standpoint of what adult children of divorce have actually experienced. After decades of talk about the rights of adults to get a divorce and the benefits for children of an amicable split between parents (a so-called "good divorce"), these authors—theologians, philosophers, political scientists, lawyers, psychologists, sociologists, and cultural critics—effectively unsettle conventional opinion.CONTRIBUTORS:
|Richard P. Fitzgibbons||Jeanne Heffernan Schindler|
|Elizabeth Kantor||Nathan Schlueter|
|Margaret R. Laracy||Andrew J. Sodergren|
|Lisa Lickona||Charles E. Stokes|
|Antonio López||Paul Sullins|
|Ryan C. MacPherson||Vicki Thorn|
|Elizabeth Marquardt||Sr. M. Maximilia Um|
|Margaret Harper McCarthy||Gintautas Vaitoska|
|Andrew Root||Amy Ziettlow|
— author of Rome Sweet Home
"This book takes up a difficult task, cataloging the pain and wisdom of two generations 'torn asunder' by 'good' divorce. With contributions by eighteen top scholars, it is a clearinghouse of evidence and analysis, from the sociological and psychological to the biological and theological. The supposed experts in media and the academy flinch and turn away, but here the proof is plain to see on every page. Even the 'best' divorce damages us, body and soul, individually and collectively. Highly recommended."
Kathryn Jean Lopez
— National Review Institute
"We are living in the ruins of a culture that divorced itself long ago from the buttress of marriage. In Torn Asunder children of divorce tend to wounds in a crucial step—telling the truth in love—toward building a culture of marriage and family life where men, women, and children flourish."