Friday, November 4, 2022

Christians And Divorce

 I'm sure most of you heard that Christians supposedly divorce as much as non-believers? Today I even read something worse, as an argument against Christian religion, namely, that Christians divorce more than secular people.

Is it actually true? Let's find out:

Dr. Brad Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project, states that “‘active conservative protestants who attend church regularly are actually 35% less likely to divorce than those who have no religious preferences”...

...there’s definite good news regarding divorce rates and Christians: contrary to what’s been reported for years, the divorce rate is not 50 percent; it’s more like 30 percent. And then we find that people who keep God at the center of their home and family stay married at far greater rates, and even thrive within those marriages. One of the reasons for this is that those whose first commitment is to the lordship of Jesus put fewer expectations upon their spouses to meet emotional needs that only God can meet. The lessening of unrealistic expectations gives marriages a stronger foundation upon which to withstand difficult times.

 Of course, ideally the divorce rates among professing Christians should be really close to 0%. But, going to church definitely helps!

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