USBN National Baha’i Review #111 February 1980 p1
"Divorce is a disgraceful and offensive affair and runs counter to the good pleasure of God. The Assembly should circulate the passages revealed by 'Abdu'l-Baha in this connection among the friends and bring this matter to their attention more than ever before.
"The application of the law of divorce is dependent upon the permission and approval of the Spiritual Assembly. The Spiritual Assembly should make a thorough and independent investigation in these cases. Should there be legitimate causes or should the couple find it impossible to live in unity and harmony and no way can be found to overcome their aversion to each other, then the Assembly may approve divorce."
(Translated from a letter dated Rahmat year 95 B.E. [July 7,19381 to the National Spiritual Assembly of Persia)
1938-07-07 on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to NSA Persia re divorce