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    kyril

    Betty Bowers-esque parody, where all the "Bible-based" allowable marriages (your brother's widow, your wife's maid, hundreds of wives and concubines, captives you took in wars) are noted.

    As for divorce, I understand your position, however, I disagree.  For one thing, I think that if one spouse cheats, they are the one who has broken the vows (which usually include some vow of sexual exclusivity).  The other spouse therefore has every right to say, "You've broken your vows and my trust; this marriage is over."  The blame should still remain on the cheater.

    Likewise, there are plenty of people who stay in marriages which, while not abusive, are wrecking their lives in one way or another.  I don't see that this is inherently morally superior to leaving for one's own well-being.  (And I believe any sane definition of abuse MUST involve emotional abuse.)

    Finally, some people stay together "for the kids".  The thing is, if the marriage has become acrimonious enough, it's harming the kids to be exposed to that hostility, stress, and unhappiness day after day.  

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    by cai on Tue Dec 31, 2013 at 04:55:51 PM PST

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