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Should I Get a Divorce?
Should I Get a Divorce?

“Nothing seems to be working. Should I get a divorce?” Although we know the consequences for divorce can be severe (for both partners as well as their families, children & friends), it can seem like there is no other viable option. But there are many options available, including talking with a mentor online (it’s free […]

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Do 50% of Marriages Really End in Divorce?
Do 50% of Marriages Really End in Divorce?

You’ve probably heard someone say it, or maybe you’ve said it yourself: “Fifty percent of marriages end in divorce.” That’s a pretty depressing statistic, especially for couples who are engaged or newlyweds. “Flip a coin,” this almost seems to say, “Heads, you stay married. Tails, you don’t.” I’ll be attending four marriages this summer, and […]

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Divorce-Proof Your Marriage
Divorce-Proof Your Marriage

Can you “divorce proof” your marriage? We hear scary (and probably inaccurate) statistics that claim that 50% of marriages end in divorce. Is there any way to prevent this? The answer is yes, although no marriage is absolutely guaranteed, there are ways you can increase your chances of success. In what way do you try […]

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Life After Divorce
Life After Divorce

You don’t have to do this alone. We’re here for you. Talk to a mentor today. Divorce is a great loss and a crisis which has a huge impact the lives of everyone involved. If you have experienced, or are experiencing divorce, my heart goes out to you. I know about divorce. My parents were […]

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Online Mentoring Through a Divorce
Online Mentoring Through a Divorce

Where can you turn when you’re facing a divorce? When Harold’s wife left him he went online and was connected with Norm, one of hundreds of online mentors. This gave Norm an opportunity to share the hope of Jesus with him. Help change lives by becoming an online mentor! Getting involved as an online mentor […]

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The Lasting Effects of Divorce
The Lasting Effects of Divorce

CNN.com recently reported that studies found going through a divorce does permanent damage to your health.

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Post-Divorce Depression
Post-Divorce Depression

Grief. Rejection. Betrayal. All of these feelings may accompany divorce or separation. Having to deal with all of the logistical, legal, and family details of divorce doesn’t allow people to process what they’re going through or talk about it with anyone, if they even have someone to talk to. If you’d like to talk privately […]

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Avoiding Divorce
Avoiding Divorce

We’ve all heard the stat that 50% of marriages end in divorce. It’s a horrible number, so much heartache in that one statistic.  But researchers are now saying that there’s more reason to hope.  Walking down the aisle doesn’t have to feel like flipping a coin. Jennifer Baker, the researcher who is credited, erroneously she […]

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I Didn’t Want a Divorce, But Could We Last?
I Didn’t Want a Divorce, But Could We Last?

I did not want to be another divorce statistic, but the numbers were not in our favor. My husband Rudy is a bus driver and I work in dentistry – both careers that rank high in divorce statistics. We have a severely handicapped son. We struggled financially. My husband has been fighting depression for most […]

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Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Divorce and Gen X
Looking Back, Looking Ahead: Divorce and Gen X

As we look forward to the future we might also look back and gain a better perspective of the changes in family structure in America. Can you fill in the blanks below? (Answers at the end of this column.) 1. Divorces per 1000 married women in 1900, the divorce rate was: 12 9 19 22 […]

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