July 17, 2007

finally, some sense out of the madness

Posted in church, marriage, theology at 8:11 pm by weiszguy

Vox Day has an interesting column on divorce statistics in various religious/non-religious groups:

So it is not only an exaggeration, it is statistically incorrect to assert that Christian marriages are more likely to end in divorce, because atheist marriages are more than twice as likely to fail even though atheists are less than half as likely to get married in the first place.

I’ve often heard the statistic that as many Christian marriages end in divorce as non-Christian marriages, if not more, and I always cringe.  I always think, “That can’t be right,” but I’ve never been able to find any evidence to the contrary.  (Other than anecdotal evidence, of course.   Look around your church.  How many people are divorced?)  So it’s refreshing to see a different take on the numbers.

I’m not saying its wrong to get divorced.  While it is preferable to stay married, sometimes divorce is the only reasonable option.  Nevertheless, all other options should be tried before resorting to divorce.  This is a similar concept that I discuss in my bankruptcy column, which will appear in this space tomorrow.


1 Comment »

  1. weisgal said,

    I am surprised by your comment that “sometimes divorce is the only reasonable option” Curious to know more fully your thoughts.

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