No, in the surrounding culture because t. It is just politically incorrect to call things like they are. And I am not afraid to do so. Fortunately, the Church Fathers were not so weak as to give in to political correctness.
I have yet to see any evidence that divorce within the Church is any different in form than that which takes place in the surrounding culture. The sad fact is that it is isn't that much different. In fact, I would expect that within the Church, it is more polarized, with women initiating far more than 70% of the time.
Misandry is also rampant. Especially in Churches in the diaspora within WASP cultures.
We would not see any statistical difference between church divorce and what is taking place in the surrounding culture because collectively we are that culture. The surrounding culture is us.
In times past, men seemed to be the more carnal because of a different socio-economic model. Single motherhood was a detriment (still is), not having a husband as a safety net was a near death sentence ( with todays dna testing, women easily finding employment, etc, having a legally recognized husband for financial support is less important). A man had more oppurtunity to "sow his oats" and women had more of an incentive to be reserved while trying to hook that one successful male.
I think the passions of the flesh are equal barring any hormonal imbalance. While graphic hardcore porn is more viewed by men, this same industry has absolutely no problem recruiting scores of young women to feature in them. The porn industry in California recieves thousands of female applicants every day.
It is all cultural, and its up to society to decide what rules of norm they will follow and what things they will stigmatize and suppress as against their values. Those Christian values that had prevailed have now eroded, being replaced by a new paradigm. Hence there is no difference in the vices of secular society and Church society because collectively the secular are our successors. We are closer to them than they are to us.
Edited by Kosta, 01 December 2014 - 04:58 AM.