The Good News About Marriage: Debunking Discouraging Myths about Marriage and Divorce by Shaunti FeldhahnDivorce is not the biggest threat to marriage. Discouragement is.
You’ve probably heard the grim facts: Half of all marriages end in divorce. The divorce rate inside the church is the same as outside. Most marriages are just holding on. But what if these “facts” are actually myths?
In The Good News About Marriage, best-selling author Shaunti Feldhahn presents groundbreaking research that reveals the shocking, incredibly inspiring truth:
· The actual divorce rate has never gotten close to 50 percent.
· Those who attend church regularly have a significantly lower divorce rate than those who don’t.
· Most marriages are happy.
· Simple changes make a big difference in most marriage problems.
· Most remarriages succeed.
For too long, our confidence in marriage has been undermined by persistent misunderstandings and imperfect data. This landmark book will radically change how we think and talk about marriage—and what we can dare to hope from it.
“Shaunti takes aim at marriage myths that have spread like a cancer through our culture–myths that have become self-fulfilling prophecies. This book is packed with game-changing revelations. Like this one: Not only are most people staying married, they are happy in their marriages!” –Emerson Eggerichs, best-selling author of Love and Respect
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Contrary to earlier and widely publicized reports, recent research finds men and women to benefit about equally from marriage , although in different ways. Both men and women live longer, happier, healthier and wealthier lives when they are married. Husbands typically gain greater health benefits while wives gain greater financial advantages. Having children typically brings a married couple closer together and increases marital happiness. Many studies have shown that the arrival of the first baby commonly has the effect of pushing the mother and father farther apart , and bringing stress to the marriage.
Myths about marriage abound. Some myths come from pop culture. Other misconceptions may be born closer to home — inside our own families. If your parents constantly clashed with your grandparents and made comments condemning all in-laws, you might expect to quarrel with yours. The problem with myths is that when we mistake them for facts, they can potentially hamper our partnerships.
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Grades: Length: 7 one-hour lessons. Teens may not be thinking about marriage right now, but research shows that almost all of them aspire to a happy marriage and family in the future. Unfortunately, few teen have adequate knowledge about how to reach these goals. For many teens, expectations are shaped, not by facts, but by street wisdom, relentless exposure to media fantasies, and poor role models. The 7 hour-long lessons guide teens toward realistic views and strategies for lasting relationships.