By providing easy exits from marriage and its responsibilities, no-fault divorce helped to change the perception of marriage from a permanent institution designed for the needs of children to a temporary one designed for the desires of adults. As it became not only legally much easier to leave one’s spouse but also psychologically and socially easier, the percentage of children growing up with just one parent skyrocketed. The law shapes our culture, which shapes our beliefs, which shape our actions. The law is a teacher.
Ryan T. Anderson, “Truth Overruled: The Future of Marriage and Religious Freedom,” pg.40