Divorce

Divorce statistics (illustration)

Probably no subject causes so much interest and is so important to deal with in our day as divorce. Over one million people a year experience divorce in America. Five out of nine marriages end up in divorce. Sixty percent of divorces involve children. 1,000,000 children are affec …

Wife Refuses a Divorce (illustration)

Tod had left his wife and children for another woman, but Linda, his wife, refused him a divorce. She said that she still loved him and that he could still love her. One morning, after a night of empty sex and not much sleep, he drove to their house and saw his wife through the w …

Divorce Rate Rising (illustration)

The United States Census Bureau reports that in 1920 there was one divorce for every seven marriages, in 1940 one divorce for every six marriages, in 1960 one divorce for every four marriages, in 1972 one divorce for every three marriages, and in 1977 one divorce for every …

Attempt to Justify Divorce (illustration)

Many years ago a Christian friend of mine came to me in deep sorrow sharing that his wife was thinking about divorcing him. Over a period of time and after many counseling sessions she did divorce him. Prior to and during this time he held a very strict view on marriage. He held …

Hendricks - Do you know someone who is perfect? (illustration)

Howard Hendricks was speaking at a conference in Dallas, and asked the question of the audience of 2000, “Do you know someone who is perfect?” He was about to go on, when he noticed a lone hand raised in the back of the auditorium. Hendricks asked, “Are you perfect …

Statistics on Divorced Peope Who Remarry (illustration)

Insurance statistics point out these trends: Most divorced persons who remarry do so within a few years after the dissolution of their last marriage. According to the experience in New York State, about three-tenths remarry the year the divorce is granted, about one-half wi …

Young Man Proposing to His Girl Friend (illustration)

  I once heard of a young man who was proposing to his girlfriend. He had the ring in his hand and said: “Sweetheart, I love you so much, I want you to marry me. I don’t have a car like Johnny Green. I don’t have a yacht like him or a house as big as his. I don’t hav …