This blog will tell you about the growing family crisis throughout the Western world. It will concentrate on the increasingly dangerous divorce machinery being operated by Western governments, as described in my recent book, Taken Into Custody: The War Against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family (Cumberland House, 2007).

I will continue publicizing these abuses in established, mainstream publications (see more than 80 published articles and studies on my internet site). But I also want to highlight here the increasingly totalitarian trajectory of the divorce regime, which I don't think is being emphasized adequately by others. What Frederick Douglass once observed of the slave power’s menacing expansion throughout the political system can now be seen in the cancerous spread of the divorce machinery: It is “advancing, poisoning, corrupting, and perverting the institutions of the country, growing more and more haughty, imperious, and exacting.”

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Touchstone Magazine: "Divorced from Reality"

My new article, "Divorced from Reality," is just published by Touchstone magazine. Touchstone is a highly prestigious and influential journal of public affairs from a Christian perspective. This article is something of a synopsis of my book, Taken Into Custody.

The editors are already reporting an enormous response. To send a letter to the editor, click here.

It is absolutely imperative that the churches be intimately involved in this struggle. Consider how essential the churches were to the civil rights movement. This is even more critical, because it pertains to marriage, which is an office that is still consecrated by churches. No wonder people increasingly hold churches in contempt and are fleeing from them en masse. Please send this article to your pastors and parishioners and tell them that if they are truly concerned about family values, social ills, or simply the health of their community, they must speak out about these outrages.

Touchstone magazine, January/February 2009


“We’re from the Government, and We’re Here to End Your Marriage.”

by Stephen Baskerville

The decline of the family has now reached critical and truly dangerous proportions. Family breakdown touches virtually every family and every American. It is not only the major source of social instability in the Western world today but also seriously threatens civic freedom and constitutional government.

G. K. Chesterton once observed that the family serves as the principal check on government power, and he suggested that someday the family and the state would confront one another. That day has arrived.


John Pine said...

I admire you for keeping such a cool head. Of all I have read on this subject, your work seems to have the broadest perspective and the most intricate detail. It is easy to comment on great social changes a hundred years later (when it may be far far too late) but exceedingly difficult to see it all clearly WHILE it is happening. To your great credit this is what I believe you are achieving.

The whole industry parasitic to divorce has clearly developed the 'closed system of thought' that Arthur Koestler described so well in 'Arrow in the Blue': a sort of hamsters' treadmill designed to keep a deeply flawed social juggernaut alive (Koestler's examples were Communism and psycho-analysis). How are we going to escape from it? Count on my support.

Erik said...

“We’re from the Government, and We’re Here to End Your Marriage”