Why the President is against divorce

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018 in Divorce

By: Bernardo M. Villegas – @inquirerdotnet Philippine Daily Inquirer Future generations will be very grateful to President Duterte if he is able to prevent the passage of a divorce law during his watch. He has announced that he is not in favor of a divorce law because its worst victims will be the children who will be deprived of a two-parent home indispensable for integral human development. He hit the nail on the head when he considered children, the most vulnerable...

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President Duterte’s Views on Divorce

Posted by on Mar 28, 2018 in Divorce

President Duterte’s Views on Divorce by Prof. Bernardo M. Villegas, Ph.D. Part 1 Children in the future generations will be very grateful to President Duterte if he is able to prevent a divorce law from being passed under his watch. His recent announcement that he is not in favour of a divorce law because its worst victims are children who will be deprived of a two-parent home which is indispensable for integral human development. He hit the nail on the head when he...

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THE SOCIAL SCIENCE OF DIVORCE

Posted by on Mar 12, 2018 in Divorce, Slider

THE SOCIAL SCIENCE OF DIVORCE

THE SOCIAL SCIENCE OF DIVORCE SUMMARY: Over the past several decades, social science has produced a vast body of literature which shows that divorce, or marital dissolution, seriously harms children and society, and provides no real benefit to spouses. THE SOCIAL SCIENCE OF DIVORCE AND CHILDREN Children who experience the divorce of their parents fare worse on average than those who don’t, by every measure of human welfare that social scientists have studied. [1] They •...

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The Social Evils of Divorce (Part 2)

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in Divorce

Divorce also has devastating consequences on adolescents as they go through the most difficult period of their lives from the psychological standpoint. Penn State sociologist Paul Amato estimated how adolescents would fare if the U.S. society had the same percentage of two-parent biological families as it did in 1960. His research indicates US adolescents would have 1.2 million fewer school suspensions, 1 million fewer acts of delinquency or violence, 746,587 fewer repeated...

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The Social Evils of Divorce (Part 1)

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in Divorce

Pro-divorce legislators and pundits are hoping against hope that under the Duterte Administration they have a greater chance of advancing their cause, which abundant empirical evidence has demonstrated to have devastating consequences on society. Those who would want to legalize divorce in the Philippines are wont to cite examples of acute sufferings of individuals, especially women, who are trapped in an unwanted marriage union. They use highly emotional arguments about...

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