Dr. Dena Churchill
Divorce is just a word, the feelings and emotions placed upon this word and process have their roots based in the very constitution of our heritage. Laws of government , corporations, and many religious doctrines define marriage as the event that makes two separate units into one societal entity. The benefits to this "sacrament", as the Christian church refers, range from sharing of pension benefits and insurance to significant tax savings . If Christianity considers marriage a sacrament, then how is it that they define divorce?
Throughout our recent history, the flux of opinion around divorce no doubt reflects the magnitude of personal emotion; changes in the status of family, friends and finances. It challenges our societal definition of family. In many countries divorce was even illegal for a significant period of time! It wasn't
until the 1960 did Canada legalize divorce. Previously the only option in Canada to get a marriage dissolved was by an Act of Parliament with