I see this statement differently. I believe that churches have relented and don't speak of divorce as often. If they did...half of their members would probably walk out.<quoted text>
Sure, anyone can get a divorce now, but that's not because of the church softening its standards, it's because of secular law becoming the overarching law of the land.
It is one of those subjects (IMO) that churches have had to tone down. If the divorce rate is between 40 and 50 percent (depending on what statistic you look at) almost half of those church members have divorced.
Church attendance is down...which means funding is down...can they really afford to make between 40 to 50 percent of the congregation angry?
When I was a child divorce was a big "no no" in the church but so was drinking...cursing....and a lot of other things. Things that just don't seem to matter to a good portion of Christians now.