• 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
    • Pew Research
  • 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.
  • Marriage & Family Tools
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  • What we learned from Lighthouse Church
    • Get the leaders of marriage and parenting in the room together to lay an annual plan.
    • Spotlight your combined strategy with a combined event or month.
    • Marriage impacts all of us. We are all raising future husbands and wives.
    • Our posture is always hope—we are not focused on regret. We are focused on redemption.
  • Next steps to partner together
    • Combined team meeting
    • Determine first steps with large groups, small groups, marriage, and family tools
    • Create annual calendar

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