Divorce And Families

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In the article “Divorce, young people and youth ministry: The loss of family as the loss of being”, Andrew Root sought to discover and explore how divorce impacts families and the lives of young people. (68) Root did this by examining other author’s works on the subject, and personal interviews with individuals who have experience a divorce within their family. One strong argument Root made was, “Divorce strikes at the dependability of the most basic social unit, the family.” (72) Root went on to explain how the family unit is responsible for the young person’s very being. (72) This was God’s design from the beginning. The family is responsible for the well being of the child. (Deuteronomy 6:4-9) When a family breaks down, the child is normally

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