I know that it sounds crazy to list marriage counseling as a cause of divorce and even crazier to call it one of the greatest causes of divorce, but it’s true.
When people think of old-time farmers they usually think of a man of self sufficiency. If a farmer has a problem with one of his cattle, for instance, and there isn’t a veterinarian for miles around, he’s either going to figure out what needs to be done or lose his cow. Necessity is the mother of invention.
But what would happen if the farmer called a veterinarian who really didn’t know anything about cows but claimed to be an expert? Of course the veterinarian would do his best to save the cow but his motivation wouldn’t be the same as the farmer’s, who depends on the cow for he and his family’s livelihood. In that case the farmer is better off doing all he can without the interference that would come from a phony, even if the phony had authentic credentials. Now some people would think that even if the veterinarian was a phony at least he is a phony with experience. Although that may be true the real proof lies in whether the cow ends up living or dies, the result will testify to his experience.