Each one of us has that longing to find a special one. Many dream of the day they will finally say ‘I do” that prince charming if they are ladies and ‘mother of my children’ for the African men.
Event the many who verbally denounce marriage during their drunken stupor ponder about life after marriage. The lovely kids,the beautiful wife and the dark tall handsome man they will belong exclusively to them. Marriage for those who have working marriages is sweet but it can also be a source of pain for million others.
A research released by Barna Group in 2008 shows sobering statistics on divorce cases in the US. The shocking trend is among Christians whom the Bible forbids to divorce but its happening anyway.
Barna findings shows that four out of every five adults (78%) have been married at least once, the study revealed that an even higher proportion of born again Christians (84%) tie the knot. That eclipses the proportion among people aligned with non-Christian faiths (74%) and among atheists and agnostics (65%).
Among adults who have been married, the study discovered that one-third (33%) have experienced at least one divorce. That means that among all Americans 18 years of age or older, whether they have been married or not, 25% have gone through a marital split.
The research found out that among born again Christians 33% have been married and divorced. The survey did not determine if the divorce occurred before or after the person had become born again. However, previous research by Barna has shown that less than two out of every ten people who accept Christ as their savior do so after their first marriage.
In fact, when evangelicals and non-evangelical born again Christians are combined into an aggregate class of born again adults, their divorce figure is statistically identical to that of non-born again adults: 32% versus 33%, respectively.
The study showed that the percentage of adults who have been married and divorced varies from segment to segment. For instance, the groups with the most prolific experience of marriage ending in divorce are downscale adults (39%), Baby Boomers (38%), those aligned with a non-Christian faith (38%), African-Americans (36%), and people who consider themselves to be liberal on social and political matters (37%).
Among the population segments with the lowest likelihood of having been divorced subsequent to marriage are Catholics (28%), evangelicals (26%), upscale adults (22%), Asians (20%) and those who deem themselves to be conservative on social and political matters (28%).