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Author says divorce rate lower than common estimate

When you got married, you made a commitment to stay with your spouse for a lifetime. As people get older and mature, they change. In some cases, those changes or other factors might pull you and your spouse apart from each other. As the divide grows, divorce might become a real possibility. Some people think that divorce is almost inevitable because of the 50 percent statistic that is floating around about divorce. Virginia residents might like to know that the actual divorce rate in the country is likely lower.

The author of "The Good News About Marriage" spent eight years studying divorce statistics. Her estimate is that the actual divorce rate for Americans is actually closer to around 31 percent instead of the 50 percent that is commonly quoted. In an interesting find, she notes that the divorce rates among couples who attend church is considerably less.

One Virginia pastor is worried that people mistakenly thinking that the divorce rate among churchgoers is the 50 percent commonly states might be hurting people's faith. He says he can see how people would think that churches aren't helping marriages based on that faulty statistic.

For people who want their marriage to stay together, having the common bond of faith might help them to stay together. There are instances, however, in which the marriage is too far gone for the couple to even fathom remaining married. When that happens, it is important for you to be aware of your rights and responsibilities, so you can enjoy a property settlement that gets your new life going on the best foot possible.

Source:  CBN News, "Church Divorce Rate Way Lower than Anyone Thought" Paul Strand, Jun. 19, 2014

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