Reckless Abandon

Harriet Beecher Stowe on Modern Feminists & Divorce

If ever there’s been someone who set records straight, it’s Harriet Beecher Stowe, capiche? We know her as the little woman who wrote the book that started this great war, as Abraham Lincoln, another guy out to make corrections, once quipped.

Yet her profound rectitude, so much in evidence in her writing, cannot but give pause at this point:

It was because woman is helpless and weak, and because Christ was her great Protector, that he made the law of marriage irrevocable. . . . If the sacredness of the marriage-contract did not hold, if the Church and all good men and all good women did not uphold it with their might and main, it is easy to see where the...


is coauthor of LadyLike (Concordia 2015). She has written for a variety of websites, magazines, and books. Her day job is housewife, church lady, and school mom. 

This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #62, Fall 2022 Copyright © 2024 Salvo |


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