THEY LIED TO US! Most of you have heard the statistic that about half of all marriages break apart. However, those numbers are wrong.
A few weeks ago, Phyllis Schlafly asked me to join her as a co-host for her nationwide radio program, Eagle Forum Live. Our guest was Shaunti Feldhahn, a well-respected author and public policy analyst, and we talked about marriage.
Shaunti said this: “There is no such thing as a 50 % divorce rate. It’s never been close. Right now 72 percent of people are still married to their first spouse—that’s Census Bureau data.”
Of the 28 percent who are no longer married to their first spouse, a good chunk of those people were married when their spouse died. We behave in accordance with our belief system. (CBN News article: Divorce Shocker Most Marriages Do Make It)
If false facts are being promoted and repeated, it is harmful to the institution of marriage. We tend to behave in accordance with our belief system. If you believe your marriage will survive, you will be more likely to make it survive. If you believe your spouse has your best interest at heart, it will make you more loving, forgiving and capable of working out your problems. On the other hand, if you believe most marriages are doomed, you will be quicker to head off to the divorce attorney so that you can be the first on the draw.
WHAT YOU CAN DO…
1. Believe in the value of marriage and share the good news with others. Regardless of your own experience, marriage is good in general for the welfare of our neighborhoods, churches, communities and our country.
2. If you know someone who needs to be enlightened with this message, share this newsletter. We need to be informed if we are going to make better decisions.
3. Help us communicate. Any contribution will be used to help further our research to inform others. You can mail a check to Cynthia Davis; 1008 Highway K; O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.
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