When 20th century had came, Korean society had experienced rapid and radical change, so to challenge a society's basic unit, a family. Among those challenges, the most serious result would be breaking up families with sudden increasing of divorce rate. Korean society's divorce rate had risen enormously from 1980's through 1990's and the interesting factors toward the background of divorce rate showed the increase of women's divorce request, the elderly divorce increasing, and various reason for divorce.
We thought of individuals' various roles along with social structure's change, women's educational or economic empowerment, individualism raging as current family's increasing divorce rate factors. These changes result in the more marred couples' needs get bigger for affection, sexual satisfaction, family member's intimacy, the less balanced families. Since family member's emotional need had not been satisfied in order to weaken their relationships, the tendency toward dismantling a strong sense of family has been enlarged.
What would christianity's responsibility for those social structure's change? It is evident that the divorced or the non-divorced does not matter with being children of God. Nonetheless, a human being's desire would not be the life's purpose and we should think of in order to actualize God's will and to practice not ego-centric love, but you-centric love as christian.
In this Korean society increasing divorce rate, we as christian should pursue God's will toward us based on the love He loves us. Therefore, this study has analyzed reason for increasing divorce rate and tries to find alternatives to decrease divorce rate ultimately.