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Divorce and Remarriage

Many family scholars have begun to argue that a sizable number of low to moderately conflicted marriages can be saved. This subsection is devoted to these types of couples. Should there be some form of abuse or destructive behavior in your marriage, then I would urge you to consult your pastor or a professional counselor for some help. Spouses and couples caught in a pattern of abusive, destructive behavior are unable to help themselves, and need professional help. If these behaviors are absent from your relationship, and you’ve been considering divorce, I urge you to prayerfully review the contents in this subsection. I would then suggest that you make an appointment with your pastor or a couples therapist to discuss ways to revitalize your marriage. 

  • Straight Talk About Divorce
  • We live in a divorce culture. As a result, when compared to previous generations, couples who are unhappy for extended periods of time are more likely to consider divorce as a solution to their unhappiness. The high divorce rate – hovering somewhere between 40 - 50% - validates this. This is a dramatic rise when compared to the early 1960s when the divorce rate was around 10%.
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  • Recovering From Infidelity: Part I
    Dear Father Charles,
    I recently found out that my husband has been cheating on me for a few months now.  When I confronted him, he denied everything and got really angry.  After we argued, he promised not to have any further contact with her.  Since he made that promise, he continues to talk with her.  I think I have also found more evidence of some cheating.... I have mixed feelings about my marriage, and I don't know what to do.  We have three young children.  I would like to try to save the marriage for their sake.  I am too embarrassed to consult my priest.  I wonder if God is punishing me. I hope you can provide some direction.
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  • Intermarriage Divorce Rates
    One of the most commonly quoted facts about divorce states that just about half of all marriages in America end in divorce. "Half" of all marriages is a vague term; when actual statistics are consulted, some marriages have a far greater success rate then others.  Factors like the age of each spouse, income level, number of children and number of previous marriages all affect the divorce rate statistics.  While an interfaith, inter-race or inter-cultural marriage may have challenges, it will like be more impacted by the same  factors that affect all marriages.
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  • Recovering from Divorce
    Over the past thirty years a substantial percentage of marriages in our country have ended in divorce.  Estimates range from thirty to fifty percent.  Yet, these statistics do not begin to tell the entire story.  In the wake of these staggeringly high statistics is a trail of pain and suffering that has negatively impacted hundreds of thousands of souls.
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