In the course of the pandemic as lockdown and stay in place orders throughout the world force spouses to stay isolated together, a number of troubling trends have developed. Included among those is a rise in domestic violence. From Greenland to Turkey to the US, domestic violence reports have increased at the same time as the shutdowns have occurred. Meanwhile, sociologists and experts anticipate a rise in divorce rates as stay in place orders are lifted. But for those in the Kingdom of God, this time is a unique opportunity for developing our marriages.
JB Shreve and Ben Lagrone discuss the marriage “opportunity” that exists in the midst of the pandemic.