Baptist Lawmaker Seeks End to No-Fault Divorce

(Baptist News Global) A Southern Baptist lawmaker is trying to make it harder for couples in Texas to get a divorce by proposing legislation to eliminate “insupportability” as a grounds for dissolution of marriage.

State Rep. Matt Krause (R-Fort Worth) says the prevalence of no-fault divorces has contributed to the breakdown of the family in society.

“I don’t know if we don’t take our vows as seriously as we used to, but I think getting rid of the no-fault divorce piece of this may make folks concentrate on this a little harder before they enter into that relationship, or stick it out to where they can restore that relationship and the tough times in marriage,” Krause said in comments quoted by the Houston Chronicle in December.

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  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Good!! Divorce must have a valid reason. If not, couples should not get divorced but work out. Sense of decent responsibility should be established among the people.
    [“For the Lord God of Israel says that He hates divorce, for it covers one’s garment with violence,” says the Lord of hosts. “Therefore take heed to your spirit, that you do not deal treacherously.”] ( Malachi chapter 2)

    • RWH

      This will never get off the ground. People don’t take kindly to their liberties being stripped away.

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        Liberty is nothing if it does not aim the Good. Men and women should try not to divorce as much as possible. Bad laws make it easy for people to do wrong.

  • james blue

    As long as there is mutual agreement the only involvement government should have is with legal documentation. Government shouldn’t have any say in the choice of consenting adults to marry or divorce.

    I’m lucky enough to have been faithfully married to the same wonderful woman for almost 4 1/2 decades now. I couldn’t imagine not being married to her. I think the ONLY threat to “traditional marriage” comes from heterosexuals not taking it seriously, but big authoritarian government is not the answer

    • Grace Kim Kwon

      Why does it need to be “consenting adults to marry or divorce”? Who decided that? By whose authority or what standard? Why can’t man marry anything? – Do you see the point? Without God’s laws, nothing has any meaning. God condemned homosexuality. It is wrong for the West to demand people to endorse any immorality including homosexuality. May God avenge the Western children.

      • james blue

        Because a contract is a mutual agreement that requires consent and understanding. Apparently you believe force marriage is acceptable.

        • Grace Kim Kwon

          Forced marriage is being carried out, and it’s wrong. So is homosexual union. Both are done by sins. Mankind need Judeo-Christian values to be civilized.

          • james blue

            Your first nine words answered your question.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Stating the reality does not mean endorsement. Anything other than one man and one woman in marriage covenant is wrong – it is the Word of God. Secularism is useless because it endorses all kinds of evil barbarism by calling them culture and equality. The good and bad are never equal; neither are right and wrong. USA needs Christian education to be civilized.