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This is a picture of me and my husband taken about 32 years ago when we were about 22 years old.  We were living in Massachusetts and didn't have all the "stuff" many others had, but we had a lot of the things money cannot buy and government cannot give you.

This is a picture of me and my husband taken about 32 years ago when we were about 22 years old. We were living in Massachusetts and didn’t have all the “stuff” many others had, but we had a lot of the things money cannot buy and government cannot give you.

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) Continue reading

Shaunti Feldhahn – Author of “The Good News About Marriage”

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Recently I was invited to join Phyllis Schlafly on her radio show, Eagle Forum Live.  We had a lot of fun interviewing Shaunti Feldhahn as we discussed her newest book called, The Good News About Marriage.

We’ve all heard divorce statists that just aren’t true. Our guest, Shaunti Feldhahn, comes to inform us of the positive news that the divorce rate is not anywhere near the 50% that is frequently reported.  According to our own census numbers more like 72% are still married to their original spouse.  Many of those who are no longer married had a happy marriage for decades and their spouse is now passed away. Todays episode will inspire, encourage and contains some of the highlights of that interview we did on Eagle Forum Live.