Why do people lie about divorce statistics?
It has been proven by best-selling author Shaunti Feldhahn that the statistics about divorce are just not true. The correct statistics indicate that far less people get divorced than indicated by statistics. It also indicates that far less Christians gets divorced than non-believers.
So why do people lie about the statistics?
Certain people do not want people to have too much hope for marriage. They also do not want people to think that the church makes any difference.
A big question many Millennials are asking is, “Should I have hope for marriage?“
There are so many depressing statistics about divorce circulating, sometimes even from the pulpit, that this generation often questions if a happy marriage is even possible. Feldhahn says divorce isn’t the greatest threat to marriage. Discouragement is!
In her book, The Good News About Marriage, Feldhahn debunks several myths about marriage, including the myth that most marriages are unhappy and 50 percent of them end in divorce, even in the church.
The truth is most marriages are happy. Among first-time marriages about 20-25 percent end in divorce on average and the divorce rate among those active in their church is 27 to 50 percent lower than among non-churchgoers.
Now this is good news! It is also good news to know that the church does in fact make a huge difference. Praise God!
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