Why does America lead the world in divorce? Why are the homes of British, Australian and American people falling apart? Why is marital happiness such an elusive, rare thing today? Read this article for the answers to these vital questions and the real secret to a happy marriage!
An insidious disease is gnawing at the vitals of our society! That disease is marital unhappiness and divorce!
Uncountable books, magazines and newspaper articles have attacked the problem from every conceivable angle. Sociologists have attempted to uncover the cause of divorce, and marital counselors by the scores and hundreds have used every means at their disposal to save shattered marriages from divorce. All of these combined influences have seemed to have little, if any, influence.
Just how serious is the divorce problem in the United States? The shocking statistics answer plainly. Divorce, with all its resulting heartache, court squabbles and homeless children, is one of the most monumental sociological problems of our times.
In America, 41% of first marriages end in divorce, 60% of second marriages, and 73% of third marriages end in divorce. In Canada 48% of marriages end in divorce, 75% of divorces are initiated by women. In Australia, 40% end in divorce.
Each year, there are more than 200,000 illegitimate babies born in the United States alone! Another closely linked problem, that of juvenile delinquency, has more than tripled since 1940. Besides these staggering facts on divorce and the homes, many other serious problems in human relationships, problems of the family have been revealed by recent studies.
Behind these awesome statistics are human beings, whole families, whose lives have become distorted, twisted, wretched things! Little children crying "Mommy don't leave me!" Boys and girls wondering what their choice will be when they are asked with which parent they would rather live, teenagers knowing no homes, thousands of youths living with foster parents or being placed in institutions.
Truly, family breakdown is fast reaching epidemic proportions! Years ago, Life magazine said: "No other civilized nation comes even close to the U.S. divorce rate. Every time the clock ticks off 90 seconds, another American home is broken by divorce! Are the statistics shocking? Are they staggering? They most certainly are.
You need desperately to understand the basic reason for divorce, to understand the underlying cause of unhappy marriages, and to know what you can be doing about it in your own home!
Some very revealing facts have been brought to light by studies of representative groups all over the world. For instance, it was found in London, England, that vast percentages of supposedly "happy married people" would very readily swap partners, and that great percentages of these married people openly admitted they would not marry their present mates again! But why?
For the entire article: Why Shattered Homes?