The Barna Research Group’s national study showed that members of nondenominational churches divorce 34% of the time in contrast to 25% for the general population. Nondenominational churches would include large numbers of Bible churches and other conservative evangelicals. Baptists had the highest rate of the major denominations: 29%. Born-again Christians rate was 27%. To make matters even more distressing for believers, atheists/agnostics had the lowest rate of divorce: 21%…
The study shows that Catholics have a lower than average rate of divorce, 21%.
Some people speculated that Catholics don’t divorce as much as other Christians because their church has held the line against divorce, forbidding it absolutely.
I would like to hear from both Protestants and Catholics as to why they think the divorce rates are this way. I am also curious as to what you all think can be done to lower these rates. I have a few opinions of my own but will wait to hear from you all.