Best-selling author Shaunti Feldhahn’s newest book, The Good News About Marriage: Debunking Discouraging Myths about Marriage and Divorce, was featured on CBN.com in an article entitled “Divorce Shocker: Most Marriages Do Make It.”
Writes reporter Paul Strand, “This Atlanta-based couple often quoted in their writings and at conferences what they thought was accurate research: that most marriages are unhappy and 50 percent of them end in divorce, even in the Church. ‘I didn’t know,’ Feldhahn told CBN News. ‘I’ve stood up on stage and said every one of these wrong statistics.’”
“‘First-time marriages: probably 20 to 25 percent have ended in divorce on average,’ Feldhahn revealed. ‘Now, okay, that’s still too high, but it’s a whole lot better than what people think it is.’ Shaunti and Jeff point out the 50 percent figure came from projections of what researchers thought the divorce rate would become as they watched the divorce numbers rising in the 1970s and early 1980s when states around the nation were passing no-fault divorce laws. ‘But the divorce rate has been dropping,’ Feldhahn said. ‘We’ve never hit those numbers. We’ve never gotten close.’ And it’s even lower among churchgoers, where a couple’s chance of divorcing is more likely in the single digits or teens.”
To read the entire article, go to CBN News.