Monday, February 9, 2009

Tuesday's Theme: Marriage 2/10/09

Marriage & Divorce Statistics - The Barna Group
by Bald Man on March 31st, 2008
The Barna Group, a research organization focusing on the state of faith and spirituality in the United States, released new statistics on marriage and divorce today. A couple highlights:

4 in 5 of us will be married at least once
1 in 3 will be divorced at least once

Here’s an interesting comment by George Barna, director of the study:

“There no longer seems to be much of a stigma attached to divorce; it is now seen as an unavoidable rite of passage,” the researcher indicated. “Interviews with young adults suggest that they want their initial marriage to last, but are not particularly optimistic about that possibility. There is also evidence that many young people are moving toward embracing the idea of serial marriage, in which a person gets married two or three times, seeking a different partner for each phase of their adult life.”

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