Cowardice of divorce

FresnoJune 26, 2014 

I must respond to Jennifer Graham's divorce court opinion in The Bee on June 20. Everybody today realizes divorce and marriage are no more blessed than Mary's and Joseph's was. If marriage is such a brunt of American jokes, yet supposedly a sacred institution created by some God thing, then why is it so difficult, and in today's world, so easy to abandon like a baby with the bath water?

Well, that's easy to answer. Our nation is blessed with cowards. Cowards who describe mother's children who died in our World Wars as brave, soldiers that ultimately sacrificed their own lives for our freedom, our freedom to what? Be cowards and divorce.

I have yet to interview any parent that would sacrifice their child before themselves; every parent would take a bullet for their son or daughter (disregard the silly just the opposite Christian son sacrifice myth).

So cowards of divorce, check your selfishness at the door of bravery, and maybe just once think about somebody other than your selfish self, and spousal worries of "we've grown apart." The grass is never greener on the other side, and if you can conserve because of drought, conserve because of love.

Nick Lewis


The Fresno Bee is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service