A coalition has developed model legislation for divorce reform which would require that a couple complete a "divorce education curriculum," in addition to clearing other hurdles, before a divorce action can even be filed.
Divorce is one of the most expensive and emotional decisions an individual will ever make. In 2010 the costs of divorce nationally were estimated at $36 billion! The costs to an individual and the family are well beyond the parties involved. Divorce costs everyone.
With or without the Supreme Court's blessing, Americans on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate -- even while they deliberate -- can begin the process of healing now by taking the same high road of tolerance parents demand of their children.
The election is over, but our nation remains as divided as ever. In my view, however, the number one problem facing America today is not the deficit or unemployment or health care. It's family instability.