The Stanton stuff is too tedious to be very interesting. Suffice…..the rate of divorce IS as high or higher among American Christians, even among those who live out the habits of faith. This fits, Stanton’s assertion doesn’t.
Our church follows our culture, maybe with a lag and with varying degrees, but it indeed follows. While the church moves further and further from Biblical literacy, and Biblical inerrant beliefs about gender in particular are tossed away in favor of more culturally friendly views, it is ridiculous to believe that on divorce there is a large differentiation from our society.
Take my word for it, or don’t. It is broken and it won’t be fixed no matter how many pigs receive lipstick from Stanton’s tube.