April 19, 2007
Here’s today’s Washington Watch Daily commentary from FRC Radio:
For years, theres been big money in helping people tie the knot. But a new trend shows theres also a small fortune to be made untying it. For the two million people divorcing this year, theyll have several options for commemorating it. One woman made headlines by manufacturing wedding ring coffins. Apparently its one way you can literally bury your past. Another trend is throwing divorce celebrations. In other words, its your party and you can cry if you want to. How about turning new singles into happy campers? In Minnesota, Jennifer Morris runs Daisy Camps to help kids and parents heal. And while youre there, pick up a copy of Divorce Magazine. Their goal is to add some comedy to this stressful milestone. Thats rightmilestone, as if divorce were a coming-of-age landmarklike getting 12-year molars or graduating from college. And maybe for Americans it is. Unfortunately, these days, marriage seems more like a legal contract than a sacred union. But even legal contracts arent taken this lightly. And if we dont act quickly to restore some meaning to our vows, we wont need the wedding ring coffin. Traditional marriage will have dug its own grave.