The Myth of Hopelessness: My Marriage Can’t Be Saved

Written by Lori Lowe   After years of researching marriages, writing a marriage blog and a marriage book, people have asked me the biggest contributor to divorce. I agree with many experts that loss of hope is likely the biggest challenge couples on the brink face. There is a widely held myth that, “My marriage […]

From Cradle to Grave: Government Dependency Hurts Families

Written by Linda Chavez   There is much to warrant optimism about the future of the United States, given the nation’s history of resilience in the face of adversity.  But one social trend, the supplanting of the American family by government as the major source of economic security from cradle to grave, may prove more […]

Defending Divorce: Really?

Written by Michele Weiner-Davis   As a liberal, card-carrying Democrat, it might surprise some that I am appalled by Pamela White’s article “Defending Divorce”, in the Boulder, Colorado, newspaper, The Boulder Weekly. When nearly one out of every two marriages ends in divorce, divorce hardly needs a defense. But that’s not the reason for my […]

Promising Solutions to the Marriage Crisis

Written by Krsnanandini Devi Dasi & Tariq Saleem Ziyad   In our last post, we promised to provide some solutions to the spiraling divorce rates and to the failure of many people with children to marry.  We’re excited about the transformation that is possible when some of these solutions are accepted and implemented.  And we […]

Hammering Away at the Foundations of Marriage

Written by Kevin Senich   Marriage is disappearing.  Its once privileged status has been largely taken away by laws designed to make divorce easy.  Once law ceased to protect marriage, it rapidly evolved in the direction of making marriage irrelevant.  Legally, it makes increasingly little difference today whether one is married or not. A recent […]

Pre-Existing Conditions in a Marriage

Written by David Schel   Applications and tests tell things.  Job applications and interviews determine if someone is qualified to do a particular job.  A school application and SAT score determine if someone is qualified to attend a particular school.  Several times in my career as a life insurance agent I’ve given a client news […]

Once Again…

Written by Nisa Muhammad   Once again the latest news about Black women and divorce is bad news.  Research from the National Center for Family and Marriage Research (NCFMR) at Bowling Green State University, using 2010 Census data, shows that Black women have substantially higher rates of first divorce compared to all other racial and […]

Saving Marriages With “The Love Dare”

Written by Mike McManus   Have you ever heard of pastors who are successful film-makers? Brothers Stephen and Alex Kendrick are Associate Pastors at Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, GA.  They also produced a popular film, “Fireproof” whose characters are largely church members – that attracted millions of viewers. So, it should be no surprise […]

Until Death Do Us Part: Why Did Russell Armstrong Commit Suicide?

Written by Michele Weiner-Davis   There is a lot of talk about high profile divorces these days.  Celebrities and their miserable marriages are making front page news.  So is the marriage between the late Russell and Taylor Armstrong of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” fame. I don’t know Russell Armstrong. And the truth is, I […]

Divorce Amidst Recession Impacts Women Especially Hard

Written by Lori Lowe   Years ago, a divorcing friend told me she believed her financial situation would improve after her divorce due to the amount of child support and alimony she expected. Unsurprisingly, her financial situation greatly worsened after she filed for divorce. Within the year, she was filing for bankruptcy while caring for […]