Friday, 16 September 2011

Dementia and divorce

Big debate in US over comments made about the legitimacy of divorcing a spouse with dementia on one of the blogs I follow. There are significant criticsms from those who feel that the Christian gospel is compromised by such a concession. Although I agree with the criticism I felt that one aspect had been forgotten. To see the article and follow the comments go to Justin Taylor.

My comments to the blog (and I guess you need context for them to make sense!!)
Yes I agree that Pat Robertson’s judgement in the matter of divorcing a spouse with dementia is profoundly biblically wrong, but…..please be cautious in your attitude towards those who may be exhausted emotionally, physically and spirtually by caring for (or giving up to other’s care) a severely affected spouse.

I have worked as a family doctor for 30 years and have seen the overwhelming sadness and anguish that such a situation brings. Yes, correct false teaching but remember to be ‘kind to one-another, tenderhearted and forgiving…remembering that we do not have a High Priest who cannot be touched with the feelings of our infirmities’

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