In America, there is one divorce approximately every 36 seconds. — McKinley Irvin, US Census Bureau
Half of all American children will witness the breakup of a parent’s marriage. Of these, close to half will also see the breakup of a parent’s second marriage. — Furstenberg, Peterson, Nord, and Zill, “Life Course”
60% of children of divorce walk away from their faith. — The Journal of the Scientific Study of Religion
“Divorce statistics represent all marriages and have absolutely nothing to do with any individual marriages. Our own chances depend on our own situations especially the way we approach marriage.” — James M Henslin, Essentials of Sociology
Families are not statistics. Families are stories.
Don’t just be shocked into silence by divorce statistics, be impassioned into action.
The two top priorities of Millennials:
1. To be a great parent
2. To have a great marriage
Two combined forces are more powerful together than either could be alone.
When a church designs a simple, strategic path that strengthens marriage and family, everyone wins.
The power of strategy sometimes lies in the things you choose not to do.
Larger Group Experiences
74% of those who participate in special events feel more connected with their faith community.
70% believe special events allow them to meet others of their faith.
69% agree that special event attendance actually strengthens their faith.
56% affirm that these events help them overcome life’s difficulties.
49% agree special events make evangelizing easier.