Christians and Divorce
By Henry Byler
July 22, 2011
The following are some stats I heard in church from my pastor a few years ago and then I heard them again on a Christian radio station. I don't remember all the numbers exactly, but the point of it, I can remember;
1. Question: Are you a Christian; The divorce rate is same as non-Christians.(For those who answered yes)
Question: Do you go to church each Sunday; The divorce rate dropped quite a bit, but still pretty high.(For those who answered yes)
2. Question: Do you go to church on Sundays and to the mid-week bible study; divorce rate dropped dramatically.(For those who answered yes)
3. Question: Do you go to church each Sunday, mid-week bible study, read the bible and pray with your wife; divorce rate drops to 1/2 of 1%.(For those who answered yes)
Also, national surveys consistently say, 86% of Americans say they are Christians; we all know that number is way off. If we had 86% of people in the country who even moderately were true followers of Christ, our country would look a lot different than it does. I dare say we all know quite a few of these "Christians" I know I do, they will tell you they are a Christian, but as you get to know them, they live exactly like the world, shacked up with their girlfriend, their language is of the world, they drink and/or do drugs.
Therein lays the story of the "Christian divorce rate" that especially the world likes to quote. Also, we must remember all the people who are in churches that were divorced before they became Christians, this also would affect the stats, because if they were asked, are you divorced, their answer would be yes, however if you asked them have you been divorced as a Christian, they would go into the opposite column. Please hear me when I say, I am not trying to make excuses for any divorce, but only pointing out that so many times the numbers we hear can be way off, because of some of the things mentioned.
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