Is There Life after Divorce in the Church?
Foreword by William V. Arnold
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
200 Pages, 5.00 x 8.00 x 0.40 in
- Published: April 2006
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Richard Lyon Morgan is a "retired" Presbyterian minister and pastoral counselor, now living at Redstone Highlands, North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania. In addition to his doctorate in church history, he has a master's degree in counseling from Wake Forest University. A former pastoral counselor with School of Pastoral Care, he has led divorce support groups and counseled many persons, yound and old, going through the process of divorce. Dr. Morgan is divorced and married again with ten grandchildren.
"Richard L. Morgan has produced a welcome resource for those of us who have been divorced and felt we were beyond the pale of the Christian community. It is true that Jesus speaks against divorce, but it is also true that some New Testament scholars believe he was speaking to protect the rights of the oppressed under ancient law -- the oppressed being women. On the other hand, divorce is a painful experience that impacts over half of those who married. It cannot be ignored by religious leaders (some of whom themselves may be divorced). If we believe in acknowledging sin without casting the sinner out, we need to find ways of healing in churches. I always reminded myself in giving sermons that if national statistics were right, half of my listeners had been impacted by divorce."
-- Rev. Dr. John C. Morgan, minister, teacher, and author of 'Awakening the Soul'.