According to aMormon Times report of BYU Education Week, that first bit of litter that misses the trash can is the beginning of the slippery slope to divorce court.
That’s right. Littering, among a litany of other behaviors, is a form of selfishness, and selfishness destroys marriage.
The list included not wanting to have children, monopolizing the television remote, leaving the toilet seat up, talking in movies, going without speaking, holding a grudge, not accepting church callings, being tight-fisted with money, not participating in intimacy in older years, becoming defensive when confronted, cutting across the lawn, criticizing, even refusing to be a home teacher or visiting teacher.
Yes, more children. Just what every troubled marriage needs. And let’s not forget our good friend pornography:
He said an interest in and addition (sic) to pornography is killing marriages. Even in Orem, Utah, the percentage of men addicted to pornography is as high as 10 percent in a stake, he said.
How do they gather that statistic? Is that a temple recommend question now?
“Every divorce is the result of selfishness on the part of one or the other or both spouses,” he said.
Every single divorce! It’s ’cause you’re selfish. And apparently any form of non-cooperative social behavior is selfish.
Are you sure the divorce rate couldn’t have something to do with getting married too young, rushing into marriage to avoid sinning, being encouraged to have children before achieving financial stability, and the ridiculous amounts of time required serving in the Church instead of being with family?