5. False foundations
1. The divorce
Nowadays the number of divorces and separations are increasing in our society and more than half of all marriages end up breaking up in some European nations. Many couples got excited to achieve a more positive situation when they form a family, but when it broke, they suffered a terrible failure.
We often attach no importance that the marriage has until it ends up. The damages are essentially psychological but also affect the physical health. According to some research we know that the unhappy marriage increase 35% the possibilities of disease and shorten the life approximately four years. On the contrary, happy marriages live longer and enjoy better health than those who are divorced.
In view of the great problem of the divorce it is important to ask ourselves what are the causes, if this is due to the lack of preparation of the bride and groom or to the amount of other personal and social factors.
(Painting Pastor y pastora. BLOEMAERT, Abraham. Museo de Hannover)