WHEREAS, The facility with which divorces are at present obtained in our courts is an incentive to exaggerate the minor difficulties of married life, and an encouragement to dissolve the union that otherwise would continue with difficulties removed an

WHEREAS, The laws of our States, with a few exceptions, permit divorces for many and often trivial cases; therefore

RESOLVED, That it is the sense of this body that the Legislatures of the States represented in this Convention be requested to discourage this great and growing evil by more stringent laws regulating the same.

RESOLVED, That it is the sense of this body that Baptist ministers should refuse to solemnize the rites of matrimony in cases where one or both parties concerned have been divorced on other than Scriptural grounds, as laid down in Matthew 19:9.


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