Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 13, 2009
A record 70% of Americans believe divorce is morally acceptable (up 59% from ’00), finds Gallup’s ’08 Values and Beliefs Survey. Marriage Savers’ Mike McManus says, “Since 1970, that’s 42 million divorces, shattering the lives of 40 million children. We have the highest divorce
EFFECTS OF DIVORCE
Focus on the Family states: With more than 30 years of research, we now know divorce seldom leads to a better life. Consider that:
1. Life expectancies for divorced men and women are significantly lower than for married people (who have the longest life expectancies).3
Contributed by Rob Morton on Jun 4, 2001
Divorce in America
In 1993 2.3 millions couples married and 1.3 million couples divorced.
In 1993 the Bureau of the Census projected that 4 of 10 first marriages will end in divorce.
People between the ages of 25 to 39 make up 60% of all divorces.
Over one million children are affected by
Contributed by Jeff Simms on Jul 5, 2003
Back in 1870’s there was one
divorce for every 34 marriages. By 1900, one in five marriages ended in divorce. Today, one
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 13, 2009
The National Child Development Study in the U.K. tracks 17,000 people born in Britain during the same week in 1958. Comparing those individuals with those born years later, the study revealed those in both generations with divorced parents were more likely to suffer from
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 24, 2009
Too many times, we are more concerned with what we get out of giving than what we are trying to give in the first place.
A father was sitting in his chair one night reading the paper. All of a sudden, he realized it was his young daughter’s birthday, and he had forgotten to get her
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 22, 2010
THE IMPACT OF DIVORCE
Today, there is a generation of children of divorce that has grown up. Elizabeth Marquardt is author of Between Two Worlds: The Inner Lives of Children of Divorce. This scholar, a child of divorce herself, drew from her own experiences and also surveyed 1500 adult children
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 4, 2008
In late July of 2008, this article appeared:
KOLKATA, India (Reuters) - An Indian man who took an impersonator to court to get a divorce faces legal action after his real wife found out, lawyers said Friday.
Sanjib Saha presented a woman as his wife in a lower court in the eastern city of Kolkata
Contributed by Brian Mavis on Dec 6, 2001
U.S. Divorce Statistics
(1997 except where noted)
Total divorces granted: 1,163,000
Rate per 1,000 population (1999): (excluding CA, CO, IN and LA) 4.1
State with the lowest divorce rate: Massachusetts. Rate per 1,000 population: 2.4
State with the higest divorce rate: Nevada. Rate per
Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 7, 2008
CHILDREN NOT HAPPIER AFTER DIVORCE
"One of the many myths of our culture is that divorce automatically rescues children from an unhappy marriage . . . However, when one looks at the thousands of children that my colleagues and I have interviewed at our center since 1980, most of whom were from
Contributed by Thomas Cash on Jan 12, 2005
In The Effects of Divorce on America by Patrick F. Fagan and Robert Rector, we are told that American society may have erased the stigma that once accompanied divorce, but it can no longer ignore its massive effects. As social scientists track successive generations of American children whose
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck. If you live through it, you start looking very
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 17, 2006
Divorce used to be taboo in Asia, but no longer. In the last 20 years in China divorce rates have doubled. Divorce rates in South Korea rival those in Britain and Denmark. India’s divorce rate has increased in the last 10 years to 11 per 1,000 marriages. In Japan, there is a divorce
Contributed by Thomas Monroe on Feb 17, 2002
Barna research shows:
That divorce in the church is just as commonas outside the church. In the church 33%, outside the church 34%.
Also, the south is second in the nation in divorce. The south has a divorce rate of 35%, just behind the west (38%), and leading the Midwest (32%) and
The Effects of Divorce on America by Patrick F. Fagan and Robert Rector
Fagan: American society may have erased the stigma that once accompanied divorce, but it can no longer ignore its massive effects. As social scientists track successive generations of American children whose parents have ended
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 15, 2009
DIVORCE COSTS EVERYONE
High rates of divorce and unmarried childbearing cost U.S. taxpayers at least $112 billion each year. It is estimated that family fragmentation costs taxpayers more than $1 trillion each decade; about $70.1 billion is at the federal level, $33.3 billion at the state level
Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 10, 2009
LIVING TOGETHER AND DIVORCE
A recent study by the Penn State University interviewed 92 couples found, in general, those who lived together before marriage were
• more verbally aggressive,
• more hostile and
• less supportive than those who waited until marriage to live
Contributed by Davon Huss on Apr 15, 2013
RICHARD EYRE ON DIVORCE
"We now have over 40 years worth of very conclusive statistics that show that children from two parent homes (a mother and a father) are at substantially less risk for drug abuse, teen pregnancy, school dropout, suicide, and a whole host of other problems. Statistically
DIVORCE DOESN'T MEAN HAPPINESS
Survey of those who had been seriously considering divorce.
Five years later, revisited. Some had divorced, some had done hard work to stay together.
On repeat survey, those who had done hard work and stayed together rated their lives as happier than those who’d