As I continue reading through the Review and Herald I’m working on several things. Lately I have been doing a careful review to create an exhaustive list of early Seventh-day Adventist women in ministry (up to 1881). I started to read through the Review and Herald in conjunction with my study of the Testimonies for the Church. I’m now reading parts of volume 5 and I am tracking along in 1878 in the Review and Herald. I’m finding rich clues, some times confessions, that provide the historical context to early Adventist life and thought. I’m also developing a database of the life of James & Ellen G. White day by day for a biography that I plan to write.
Along the way I find various “gems”–little insights into Adventist life. This particular selection is from “Selected” so apparently Uriah Smith, or one of the associate editors, saw this as worthy of republishing in the flagship Seventh-day Adventist periodical. It provide a “window” into the early lives of Adventists, the home, and marriage. So, here it is: [Read more…] about To Guard Against Divorce