It’s often said that 50% of marriages end in divorce. A new book says that the real number is between 20% and 25%. For churchgoers, the rate is somewhere in the single digits or teens.
The author of The Good News about Marriage, Shaunti Feldhahn, says that hopelessness–which is nurtured by the discouraging but wrong statistics about marriage–is itself a major reason for divorce. Actually, the institution of marriage is not in as bad a shape as people assume it is. [Read more…]