Busting Cultural Myths About Marriage and Divorce
The actual divorce rate is between 20 to 25 percent and it's about 10% for regular church-goers. I was fooled. I believed in the 50% divorce rate figure because that's the figure that gets reported but that 50% figure is merely a guess, a projection. Does this new figure change anyone's perception of marriage or desire to get married?According to the Census Bureau, 72% of those who have ever been married, are still married to their first spouse! And the 28% who aren’t, includes everyone who was married for many years, until a spouse died. No-one knows what the average first-marriage divorce rate actually is, but based on the rate of widowhood and other factors, we can estimate it is probably closer to 20-25%.