The BBC has reported that Malta has decided to say ‘yes’ to the proposed divorce referendum that was voted upon yesterday.
You may be aware that I had previously commented on this issue and have expressed my views quite strongly.
The fact that over half the population have voted yes with a turnout of around 70% was welcomed by my ears.
As I’ve mentioned in the past, the Church has kept a very tight hold on the people when it comes to divorce.
I must say that I am NO advocate for divorce. As a child, I really knew the full brutality of a divorce, endless court hearings of custody rights and various other things. Of course, the divorce doesn’t end when the name is signed on the dotted line. Malice and bitterness often continues for the rest of the divorcee’s life, which often encroaches on the lives of any children that were born with the two divorced persons.
However, if divorce is the only answer, then it should be the Church (being a Catholic country) that provides helpful, useful and beneficial services to help these people get on with their lives, and to properly learn what marriage is.
This could be the making for Malta when it comes to relationships and marriage. As long as divorce isn’t made as easy as it is in the UK, I think there is at least a chance that they may start leading the way in showing us how marriage should be taken.
Of course, I could be wrong…
Dean is a Minister in the Anglican Church. Currently he is Curate in the parishes of Bedwas, Machen, Michaelston-y-Fedw and Rudry in South Wales. He was born and bred in Wales, is married to Megan, and has two dogs called Taliesin and Melyn, and two cats named Sinsir and Hâf. He graduated from Cardiff University with a BA Hons. in Theology & Religious Studies, and has studied for an MA in Theology, Ministry & Mission at Trinity College Bristol. He also holds a Cert.RSCM from the Royal School of Church Music. He loves playing music, walking, reading, blogging and horse riding as well as going to the cinema and theatre.
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