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There's Still a Stigma from Divorce . . . and It's Hurting Children

Gone are the days when most people think that children of divorced parents will resiliently recover from the devastation wrought by the breakup. However, there is one aspect of the situation that hasn't got much press: Parental divorce hurts their children's chance for marriage. 

It's been well documented that children of divorce are more likely to divorce--it's an inter-generational curse--and young, marriage-age people are becoming aware of it, and leery of marrying someone who's from a broken home. 

Elizabeth Marquardt says, "It appears that public discussion of studies about the 'marriageability' of young adults from divorced families is shaping attitudes these young people confront when they enter the dating and marriage market. Far from ending the stigma of divorce, it seems that widespread divorce has merely shifted the stigma onto the next generation."

In low-level disputes, it is much better to work out the differences than divorce.

Comments:

Redeeming love
And yet, we serve a God of redemption, a God who can take the muck of anyone's life and turn it into a masterpiece of His glory. As a Christian community, we need to keep reminding ourselves and each other of that truth. So someone came from a home where their parents divorced? Turns out, we're all sinners saved by grace.
https://www.ivpress.com/cgi-ivpress/book.pl/code=3471
A couple of thoughts
"Gone are the days when most people think that children of divorced parents will resiliently recover from the devastation wrought by the breakup." I dunno, I still hear this a lot. Usually it seems the speaker is trying to convince himself, and it seems to lack conviction. But, it's still out there.

Michael, your book has an intriguing title, but there isn't much in terms of summary. It would be interesting to see your thesis.

Finally, it's being suggested that China's one child policy is leading to rampant divorce. I didn't see you guys link to this, but it sure seems right up your alley given your coverage of both subjects.
http://www.newser.com/story/105687/chinese-divorces-caused-by-one-child-policy.html
Mr. Snow,

I was thinking of abuse/infidelity. Many times people die or live in fear in these situations. Because of their sin-filled nature, many men and women refuse to reform.
Christian Fidelity
"In low-level disputes, it is much better to work out the differences than divorce."

Wow. And it's OK in the minds of Christians today in the case of higher-level disputes?

This is one more example of how today's salt is worthless and why it is being trampled in the streets.

This is what happens when Chrisians turn basics like love, prayer and forgiveness into heresies

http://tinyurl.com/y9p4vez