A Strange Cross

Spouses Standing for Marriage Disrupt the Modern Matrix of Divorce

Allen was fully committed to lifelong marriage and fatherhood when his wife of thirteen years told him she wasn't happy. He tried everything anyone suggested to work on their relationship—marriage retreats, counseling, books, prayer, fasting, and more—­until she filed for divorce and remarried a few months after it became final. Several of his friends are, like him, unwillingly divorced fathers, in many cases victims of betrayal by adultery. "You never know how bad it is until you experience it," he said two years afterward, clearly still in pain for himself and his children at this unchosen bend in the road of life.

Kristi has no memory of life without divorce being a part of it. Her parents split...


has a BS in Computer Science and worked in software development with IBM until she hopped off the career track to be a full-time mom. She lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, where she works as Deputy Editor of Salvo and writes on apologetics and matters of faith.

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #59, Winter 2021 Copyright © 2023 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo59/a-strange-cross


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