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New data shows that U.S. divorce rates are higher in Southern states such as Alabama, Kentucky, and Texas. This information is important to church leaders since these states are located in what is traditionally known as the "Bible Belt." However, these same leaders squabble over whether or not Christians are truly part of America's growing divorce problem.
Data from the U.S. Census shows the divorce rate among both men and women in the South hovers over the national average. In the South, the divorce rate is 10.2 divorces per 1,000 men aged 15 or older and 11.1 divorces per 1,000 women.
The national divorce rate rests at 9.2 divorces per 1,000 men and 9.7 divorces per 1,000 women. The Northeast region boasts the lowest divorce rate at 7.2 divorces per 1,000 men and 7.5 per women. But the region also has the lowest number of marriage as well....
#1 The truth is not being taught in the world, in the church, and at home.
#2 Teaching and standing for the truth is hard on those who stand and their families.
#3 Our society is unique in history in the role women play. i.e. many sources show that women file for divorce twice as often as men. Point being here that today, maybe more than ever before (?) we need strong families who will stand on the truth.
"Data from the U.S. Census shows the divorce rate among both men and women in the South hovers over the national average. In the South, the divorce rate is 10.2 divorces per 1,000 men aged 15 or older and 11.1 divorces per 1,000 women."
How is this useful information? Doesn't every divorce include both parties? Shouldn't the divorce rate be based on the number of marriages rather than the number of people whether married or not?
"However, these same leaders squabble over whether or not Christians are truly part of America's growing divorce problem."
Not only are Christians part of the divorce problem, we're the leaders in it.
50% vow to be married "for better or for worse ... until death part us" and then you "sue out a divorce" (WCF XXIV:5) when your spouse sins? These Christians are perpetual liars.
The very fact that you have lawsuits among you means you have been completely defeated already. Why not rather be wronged? Why not rather be cheated? Instead, you yourselves cheat and do wrong, and you do this to your brothers and sisters. 1 Cor 6:1-8
For the sake of the Gospel -- stick a fork in half the Church -- it's done.