Divorce became as common as…

Divorce became as common as breathing. Whole networks of human relations were torn asunder; husband from wife, parents from children, aunts and uncles from their nephews and nieces, grandparents from grandchildren, cousins from one another; all of that web of meaning and belonging, extending far into the past and future, untimely ripped, battered, or severed forever, to satisfy the “needs” (often lust-driven, and nearly always selfish) of the divorcing adults.

Anthony Esolen, from Defending Marriage, kindle location 194

The death of a small civilization…

Pat Conroy once stated, every divorce is “the death of a small civilization.”

Albert Mohler, from We Cannot Be Silent: Speaking Truth to a Culture Redefining Sex, Marriage, and the Very Meaning of Right and Wrong, kindle location 486